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  ShenWei,avagrantinShanghai,receivesinterviewsfromthemedia.(Photo/Chinadaily.com.cn)(ECNS)--AhomelessmaninShanghaiwhorecentlybecameanInternetcelebrityknownforhiseloquenceanderuditionsaidfamecannotchangehisfate,accordingtoHongxingNews.Sittingonabusystreetinthemetropolis,raggedandunkemptShenWeilooksliketheusualstereotypedimageofavagrant.ButhesurprisedmanypeoplewhenhestartedtalkingaboutancientliteraturesuchasZuoZhuan,acommentaryontheancientChinesechronicleSpringandAutumnAnnals,andShangShu,documentaryrecordsrelatedtoeventsinancientChinesehistory.Instandardmandarin,heisalsoagoodspeakeronbusinessmattersandfamiliarwiththehistoryandlegendsofdifferentregions.Occasionally,hesuggestspeoplesticktodoinggreatthingsfromthestarttotheend,illustratinghisthoughtsbyusingversesfromancientliterature.VideosofShenhavegoneviralontheInternetandsomenetizenshavestartedcallinghim"amasterofGuoxue",thestudyofancientChineseliterature.AmediareportsaidheisaShanghainative,andhaslivedthelifeofawandererfor26years.HewasonceacivilservantatanauditbureauinShanghai.AuthoritiesconfirmedthatanemployeenamedShenWeihasbeentakingsickleavefor26yearsandstillreceivespaymentsaccordingtorelevantstandards.“Igrewupinatoughenvironment.Tostudy,Iusedtocollectwaste,suchasorangepeelsandbrokenglass,andsoldthemtoearnmoneyforbuyingbooks,”hesaid.“TherearephotosofGandhionmymobilephone.Iadmirehim.Iamespeciallywillingtoliveahardlife.Idon'tflauntit,Ijustlikethiskindoflife,”headded."Idon'twanttobefamousandIlikeaquietlife,"Shensaid,adding"I'mgettingoldandknowmydestiny.What'smore,lifeissoturbulent.Forsomanyyears,theprincipleIhavebeenholdingtoisthatpeopleshouldnotwastethingsunscrupulously.""Overtheyears,Ihavesincemadeupmymindtocontributetowastereduction.Wecanstartfromgarbageclassificationandpeoplewhoproducegarbage."JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChinaPosttruckcarryingparcelstravelsalongthesnow-coveredSichuan-TibetHighway.(Photo/Xinhua)Getakesturnswithhiscolleaguestomakedeliveriesonthe"skyroute"."Becausetherouteissolong,themealsweoftentakewithusinthemorningaretoocoldtoeatwhenwearereadytohavebreakfast,"Gesaid.Lastyear,ariveratanaltitudeof4,570metersblockedGe'swayafterfloodingaroadontheroute."Iwasstrandedthereforthreedays,"hesaid.ForGe,takingtherouteismostlyabout"drivinginthedaylightandwatchingstarsatnight".Sometimes,heencountersinjuredwildanimalslikeTibetanantelopesontheroad.Hethencontactslocalwildliferescuerstohelpthem.Gehasalsohelpedsomepeopleonhisway.In2012,hefoundacyclistfromTaiwanwhohadpassedout.Hehelpedthemanintohisvanandtreatedhisinjurieswithafirst-aidkit."InveryremoteareasofChina,deliveryservicesaremostlyonlyprovidedbyChinaPost,"Gesaid."Imaybealoneonthelongroad,butIamproudofmyjob."

  ShenWei,avagrantinShanghai,receivesinterviewsfromthemedia.(Photo/Chinadaily.com.cn)(ECNS)--AhomelessmaninShanghaiwhorecentlybecameanInternetcelebrityknownforhiseloquenceanderuditionsaidfamecannotchangehisfate,accordingtoHongxingNews.Sittingonabusystreetinthemetropolis,raggedandunkemptShenWeilooksliketheusualstereotypedimageofavagrant.ButhesurprisedmanypeoplewhenhestartedtalkingaboutancientliteraturesuchasZuoZhuan,acommentaryontheancientChinesechronicleSpringandAutumnAnnals,andShangShu,documentaryrecordsrelatedtoeventsinancientChinesehistory.Instandardmandarin,heisalsoagoodspeakeronbusinessmattersandfamiliarwiththehistoryandlegendsofdifferentregions.Occasionally,hesuggestspeoplesticktodoinggreatthingsfromthestarttotheend,illustratinghisthoughtsbyusingversesfromancientliterature.VideosofShenhavegoneviralontheInternetandsomenetizenshavestartedcallinghim"amasterofGuoxue",thestudyofancientChineseliterature.AmediareportsaidheisaShanghainative,andhaslivedthelifeofawandererfor26years.HewasonceacivilservantatanauditbureauinShanghai.AuthoritiesconfirmedthatanemployeenamedShenWeihasbeentakingsickleavefor26yearsandstillreceivespaymentsaccordingtorelevantstandards.“Igrewupinatoughenvironment.Tostudy,Iusedtocollectwaste,suchasorangepeelsandbrokenglass,andsoldthemtoearnmoneyforbuyingbooks,”hesaid.“TherearephotosofGandhionmymobilephone.Iadmirehim.Iamespeciallywillingtoliveahardlife.Idon'tflauntit,Ijustlikethiskindoflife,”headded."Idon'twanttobefamousandIlikeaquietlife,"Shensaid,adding"I'mgettingoldandknowmydestiny.What'smore,lifeissoturbulent.Forsomanyyears,theprincipleIhavebeenholdingtoisthatpeopleshouldnotwastethingsunscrupulously.""Overtheyears,Ihavesincemadeupmymindtocontributetowastereduction.Wecanstartfromgarbageclassificationandpeoplewhoproducegarbage."AChinaPosttruckcarryingparcelstravelsalongthesnow-coveredSichuan-TibetHighway.(Photo/Xinhua)Getakesturnswithhiscolleaguestomakedeliveriesonthe"skyroute"."Becausetherouteissolong,themealsweoftentakewithusinthemorningaretoocoldtoeatwhenwearereadytohavebreakfast,"Gesaid.Lastyear,ariveratanaltitudeof4,570metersblockedGe'swayafterfloodingaroadontheroute."Iwasstrandedthereforthreedays,"hesaid.ForGe,takingtherouteismostlyabout"drivinginthedaylightandwatchingstarsatnight".Sometimes,heencountersinjuredwildanimalslikeTibetanantelopesontheroad.Hethencontactslocalwildliferescuerstohelpthem.Gehasalsohelpedsomepeopleonhisway.In2012,hefoundacyclistfromTaiwanwhohadpassedout.Hehelpedthemanintohisvanandtreatedhisinjurieswithafirst-aidkit."InveryremoteareasofChina,deliveryservicesaremostlyonlyprovidedbyChinaPost,"Gesaid."Imaybealoneonthelongroad,butIamproudofmyjob."China'scouriersectorpostedfastergrowthinJulyasonlineconsumptioncontinuedtoexpand,officialdatashowed.Thesector'scombinedrevenuerose23percentyearonyeartoreach48.2billionyuan(about7billionU.S.dollars)inJuly,comparedwitha21.1-percentincreaseinJune,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Around4.1billionparcelswerehandledlastmonth,up27.3percentyearonyear,comparedwiththe24.2-percentgrowthinJune.Inthefirstsevenmonthsoftheyear,thesector'stotalrevenuestoodat322.7billionyuan,up25.4percentyearonyear.Thecourierindustryhasseenrapiddevelopmentpartlyduetoboomingonlineconsumption.IntheJanuary-Julyperiod,onlineretailsalessurged29.3percentyearonyearto4.8trillionyuan,outpacingthe9.3-percentexpansioninthecountry'soverallretailsalesof21.1trillionyuan.

  AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.AChinaPosttruckcarryingparcelstravelsalongthesnow-coveredSichuan-TibetHighway.(Photo/Xinhua)Getakesturnswithhiscolleaguestomakedeliveriesonthe"skyroute"."Becausetherouteissolong,themealsweoftentakewithusinthemorningaretoocoldtoeatwhenwearereadytohavebreakfast,"Gesaid.Lastyear,ariveratanaltitudeof4,570metersblockedGe'swayafterfloodingaroadontheroute."Iwasstrandedthereforthreedays,"hesaid.ForGe,takingtherouteismostlyabout"drivinginthedaylightandwatchingstarsatnight".Sometimes,heencountersinjuredwildanimalslikeTibetanantelopesontheroad.Hethencontactslocalwildliferescuerstohelpthem.Gehasalsohelpedsomepeopleonhisway.In2012,hefoundacyclistfromTaiwanwhohadpassedout.Hehelpedthemanintohisvanandtreatedhisinjurieswithafirst-aidkit."InveryremoteareasofChina,deliveryservicesaremostlyonlyprovidedbyChinaPost,"Gesaid."Imaybealoneonthelongroad,butIamproudofmyjob."China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.

  China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.

  GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.

  JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.

  AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.AChinaPosttruckcarryingparcelstravelsalongthesnow-coveredSichuan-TibetHighway.(Photo/Xinhua)Getakesturnswithhiscolleaguestomakedeliveriesonthe"skyroute"."Becausetherouteissolong,themealsweoftentakewithusinthemorningaretoocoldtoeatwhenwearereadytohavebreakfast,"Gesaid.Lastyear,ariveratanaltitudeof4,570metersblockedGe'swayafterfloodingaroadontheroute."Iwasstrandedthereforthreedays,"hesaid.ForGe,takingtherouteismostlyabout"drivinginthedaylightandwatchingstarsatnight".Sometimes,heencountersinjuredwildanimalslikeTibetanantelopesontheroad.Hethencontactslocalwildliferescuerstohelpthem.Gehasalsohelpedsomepeopleonhisway.In2012,hefoundacyclistfromTaiwanwhohadpassedout.Hehelpedthemanintohisvanandtreatedhisinjurieswithafirst-aidkit."InveryremoteareasofChina,deliveryservicesaremostlyonlyprovidedbyChinaPost,"Gesaid."Imaybealoneonthelongroad,butIamproudofmyjob."

  'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.

  AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.

  China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.

  GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.

  China'scouriersectorpostedfastergrowthinJulyasonlineconsumptioncontinuedtoexpand,officialdatashowed.Thesector'scombinedrevenuerose23percentyearonyeartoreach48.2billionyuan(about7billionU.S.dollars)inJuly,comparedwitha21.1-percentincreaseinJune,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Around4.1billionparcelswerehandledlastmonth,up27.3percentyearonyear,comparedwiththe24.2-percentgrowthinJune.Inthefirstsevenmonthsoftheyear,thesector'stotalrevenuestoodat322.7billionyuan,up25.4percentyearonyear.Thecourierindustryhasseenrapiddevelopmentpartlyduetoboomingonlineconsumption.IntheJanuary-Julyperiod,onlineretailsalessurged29.3percentyearonyearto4.8trillionyuan,outpacingthe9.3-percentexpansioninthecountry'soverallretailsalesof21.1trillionyuan.China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)

  AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.China'scouriersectorpostedfastergrowthinJulyasonlineconsumptioncontinuedtoexpand,officialdatashowed.Thesector'scombinedrevenuerose23percentyearonyeartoreach48.2billionyuan(about7billionU.S.dollars)inJuly,comparedwitha21.1-percentincreaseinJune,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Around4.1billionparcelswerehandledlastmonth,up27.3percentyearonyear,comparedwiththe24.2-percentgrowthinJune.Inthefirstsevenmonthsoftheyear,thesector'stotalrevenuestoodat322.7billionyuan,up25.4percentyearonyear.Thecourierindustryhasseenrapiddevelopmentpartlyduetoboomingonlineconsumption.IntheJanuary-Julyperiod,onlineretailsalessurged29.3percentyearonyearto4.8trillionyuan,outpacingthe9.3-percentexpansioninthecountry'soverallretailsalesof21.1trillionyuan.JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)

  China'scouriersectorpostedfastergrowthinJulyasonlineconsumptioncontinuedtoexpand,officialdatashowed.Thesector'scombinedrevenuerose23percentyearonyeartoreach48.2billionyuan(about7billionU.S.dollars)inJuly,comparedwitha21.1-percentincreaseinJune,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Around4.1billionparcelswerehandledlastmonth,up27.3percentyearonyear,comparedwiththe24.2-percentgrowthinJune.Inthefirstsevenmonthsoftheyear,thesector'stotalrevenuestoodat322.7billionyuan,up25.4percentyearonyear.Thecourierindustryhasseenrapiddevelopmentpartlyduetoboomingonlineconsumption.IntheJanuary-Julyperiod,onlineretailsalessurged29.3percentyearonyearto4.8trillionyuan,outpacingthe9.3-percentexpansioninthecountry'soverallretailsalesof21.1trillionyuan.GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.

  JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)China'scouriersectorpostedfastergrowthinJulyasonlineconsumptioncontinuedtoexpand,officialdatashowed.Thesector'scombinedrevenuerose23percentyearonyeartoreach48.2billionyuan(about7billionU.S.dollars)inJuly,comparedwitha21.1-percentincreaseinJune,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Around4.1billionparcelswerehandledlastmonth,up27.3percentyearonyear,comparedwiththe24.2-percentgrowthinJune.Inthefirstsevenmonthsoftheyear,thesector'stotalrevenuestoodat322.7billionyuan,up25.4percentyearonyear.Thecourierindustryhasseenrapiddevelopmentpartlyduetoboomingonlineconsumption.IntheJanuary-Julyperiod,onlineretailsalessurged29.3percentyearonyearto4.8trillionyuan,outpacingthe9.3-percentexpansioninthecountry'soverallretailsalesof21.1trillionyuan.

  JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.

  China'scouriersectorpostedfastergrowthinJulyasonlineconsumptioncontinuedtoexpand,officialdatashowed.Thesector'scombinedrevenuerose23percentyearonyeartoreach48.2billionyuan(about7billionU.S.dollars)inJuly,comparedwitha21.1-percentincreaseinJune,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Around4.1billionparcelswerehandledlastmonth,up27.3percentyearonyear,comparedwiththe24.2-percentgrowthinJune.Inthefirstsevenmonthsoftheyear,thesector'stotalrevenuestoodat322.7billionyuan,up25.4percentyearonyear.Thecourierindustryhasseenrapiddevelopmentpartlyduetoboomingonlineconsumption.IntheJanuary-Julyperiod,onlineretailsalessurged29.3percentyearonyearto4.8trillionyuan,outpacingthe9.3-percentexpansioninthecountry'soverallretailsalesof21.1trillionyuan.GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.

  AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.ShenWei,avagrantinShanghai,receivesinterviewsfromthemedia.(Photo/Chinadaily.com.cn)(ECNS)--AhomelessmaninShanghaiwhorecentlybecameanInternetcelebrityknownforhiseloquenceanderuditionsaidfamecannotchangehisfate,accordingtoHongxingNews.Sittingonabusystreetinthemetropolis,raggedandunkemptShenWeilooksliketheusualstereotypedimageofavagrant.ButhesurprisedmanypeoplewhenhestartedtalkingaboutancientliteraturesuchasZuoZhuan,acommentaryontheancientChinesechronicleSpringandAutumnAnnals,andShangShu,documentaryrecordsrelatedtoeventsinancientChinesehistory.Instandardmandarin,heisalsoagoodspeakeronbusinessmattersandfamiliarwiththehistoryandlegendsofdifferentregions.Occasionally,hesuggestspeoplesticktodoinggreatthingsfromthestarttotheend,illustratinghisthoughtsbyusingversesfromancientliterature.VideosofShenhavegoneviralontheInternetandsomenetizenshavestartedcallinghim"amasterofGuoxue",thestudyofancientChineseliterature.AmediareportsaidheisaShanghainative,andhaslivedthelifeofawandererfor26years.HewasonceacivilservantatanauditbureauinShanghai.AuthoritiesconfirmedthatanemployeenamedShenWeihasbeentakingsickleavefor26yearsandstillreceivespaymentsaccordingtorelevantstandards.“Igrewupinatoughenvironment.Tostudy,Iusedtocollectwaste,suchasorangepeelsandbrokenglass,andsoldthemtoearnmoneyforbuyingbooks,”hesaid.“TherearephotosofGandhionmymobilephone.Iadmirehim.Iamespeciallywillingtoliveahardlife.Idon'tflauntit,Ijustlikethiskindoflife,”headded."Idon'twanttobefamousandIlikeaquietlife,"Shensaid,adding"I'mgettingoldandknowmydestiny.What'smore,lifeissoturbulent.Forsomanyyears,theprincipleIhavebeenholdingtoisthatpeopleshouldnotwastethingsunscrupulously.""Overtheyears,Ihavesincemadeupmymindtocontributetowastereduction.Wecanstartfromgarbageclassificationandpeoplewhoproducegarbage."ShenWei,avagrantinShanghai,receivesinterviewsfromthemedia.(Photo/Chinadaily.com.cn)(ECNS)--AhomelessmaninShanghaiwhorecentlybecameanInternetcelebrityknownforhiseloquenceanderuditionsaidfamecannotchangehisfate,accordingtoHongxingNews.Sittingonabusystreetinthemetropolis,raggedandunkemptShenWeilooksliketheusualstereotypedimageofavagrant.ButhesurprisedmanypeoplewhenhestartedtalkingaboutancientliteraturesuchasZuoZhuan,acommentaryontheancientChinesechronicleSpringandAutumnAnnals,andShangShu,documentaryrecordsrelatedtoeventsinancientChinesehistory.Instandardmandarin,heisalsoagoodspeakeronbusinessmattersandfamiliarwiththehistoryandlegendsofdifferentregions.Occasionally,hesuggestspeoplesticktodoinggreatthingsfromthestarttotheend,illustratinghisthoughtsbyusingversesfromancientliterature.VideosofShenhavegoneviralontheInternetandsomenetizenshavestartedcallinghim"amasterofGuoxue",thestudyofancientChineseliterature.AmediareportsaidheisaShanghainative,andhaslivedthelifeofawandererfor26years.HewasonceacivilservantatanauditbureauinShanghai.AuthoritiesconfirmedthatanemployeenamedShenWeihasbeentakingsickleavefor26yearsandstillreceivespaymentsaccordingtorelevantstandards.“Igrewupinatoughenvironment.Tostudy,Iusedtocollectwaste,suchasorangepeelsandbrokenglass,andsoldthemtoearnmoneyforbuyingbooks,”hesaid.“TherearephotosofGandhionmymobilephone.Iadmirehim.Iamespeciallywillingtoliveahardlife.Idon'tflauntit,Ijustlikethiskindoflife,”headded."Idon'twanttobefamousandIlikeaquietlife,"Shensaid,adding"I'mgettingoldandknowmydestiny.What'smore,lifeissoturbulent.Forsomanyyears,theprincipleIhavebeenholdingtoisthatpeopleshouldnotwastethingsunscrupulously.""Overtheyears,Ihavesincemadeupmymindtocontributetowastereduction.Wecanstartfromgarbageclassificationandpeoplewhoproducegarbage."

  AChinaPosttruckcarryingparcelstravelsalongthesnow-coveredSichuan-TibetHighway.(Photo/Xinhua)Getakesturnswithhiscolleaguestomakedeliveriesonthe"skyroute"."Becausetherouteissolong,themealsweoftentakewithusinthemorningaretoocoldtoeatwhenwearereadytohavebreakfast,"Gesaid.Lastyear,ariveratanaltitudeof4,570metersblockedGe'swayafterfloodingaroadontheroute."Iwasstrandedthereforthreedays,"hesaid.ForGe,takingtherouteismostlyabout"drivinginthedaylightandwatchingstarsatnight".Sometimes,heencountersinjuredwildanimalslikeTibetanantelopesontheroad.Hethencontactslocalwildliferescuerstohelpthem.Gehasalsohelpedsomepeopleonhisway.In2012,hefoundacyclistfromTaiwanwhohadpassedout.Hehelpedthemanintohisvanandtreatedhisinjurieswithafirst-aidkit."InveryremoteareasofChina,deliveryservicesaremostlyonlyprovidedbyChinaPost,"Gesaid."Imaybealoneonthelongroad,butIamproudofmyjob."China'scouriersectorpostedfastergrowthinJulyasonlineconsumptioncontinuedtoexpand,officialdatashowed.Thesector'scombinedrevenuerose23percentyearonyeartoreach48.2billionyuan(about7billionU.S.dollars)inJuly,comparedwitha21.1-percentincreaseinJune,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Around4.1billionparcelswerehandledlastmonth,up27.3percentyearonyear,comparedwiththe24.2-percentgrowthinJune.Inthefirstsevenmonthsoftheyear,thesector'stotalrevenuestoodat322.7billionyuan,up25.4percentyearonyear.Thecourierindustryhasseenrapiddevelopmentpartlyduetoboomingonlineconsumption.IntheJanuary-Julyperiod,onlineretailsalessurged29.3percentyearonyearto4.8trillionyuan,outpacingthe9.3-percentexpansioninthecountry'soverallretailsalesof21.1trillionyuan.'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)

  GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.

  GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.

  China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.

  AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)

  GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.China'scouriersectorpostedfastergrowthinJulyasonlineconsumptioncontinuedtoexpand,officialdatashowed.Thesector'scombinedrevenuerose23percentyearonyeartoreach48.2billionyuan(about7billionU.S.dollars)inJuly,comparedwitha21.1-percentincreaseinJune,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Around4.1billionparcelswerehandledlastmonth,up27.3percentyearonyear,comparedwiththe24.2-percentgrowthinJune.Inthefirstsevenmonthsoftheyear,thesector'stotalrevenuestoodat322.7billionyuan,up25.4percentyearonyear.Thecourierindustryhasseenrapiddevelopmentpartlyduetoboomingonlineconsumption.IntheJanuary-Julyperiod,onlineretailsalessurged29.3percentyearonyearto4.8trillionyuan,outpacingthe9.3-percentexpansioninthecountry'soverallretailsalesof21.1trillionyuan.China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.

  GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.

  JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.

  JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)

  GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.AChinaPosttruckcarryingparcelstravelsalongthesnow-coveredSichuan-TibetHighway.(Photo/Xinhua)Getakesturnswithhiscolleaguestomakedeliveriesonthe"skyroute"."Becausetherouteissolong,themealsweoftentakewithusinthemorningaretoocoldtoeatwhenwearereadytohavebreakfast,"Gesaid.Lastyear,ariveratanaltitudeof4,570metersblockedGe'swayafterfloodingaroadontheroute."Iwasstrandedthereforthreedays,"hesaid.ForGe,takingtherouteismostlyabout"drivinginthedaylightandwatchingstarsatnight".Sometimes,heencountersinjuredwildanimalslikeTibetanantelopesontheroad.Hethencontactslocalwildliferescuerstohelpthem.Gehasalsohelpedsomepeopleonhisway.In2012,hefoundacyclistfromTaiwanwhohadpassedout.Hehelpedthemanintohisvanandtreatedhisinjurieswithafirst-aidkit."InveryremoteareasofChina,deliveryservicesaremostlyonlyprovidedbyChinaPost,"Gesaid."Imaybealoneonthelongroad,butIamproudofmyjob."China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.

  'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.

  GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.ShenWei,avagrantinShanghai,receivesinterviewsfromthemedia.(Photo/Chinadaily.com.cn)(ECNS)--AhomelessmaninShanghaiwhorecentlybecameanInternetcelebrityknownforhiseloquenceanderuditionsaidfamecannotchangehisfate,accordingtoHongxingNews.Sittingonabusystreetinthemetropolis,raggedandunkemptShenWeilooksliketheusualstereotypedimageofavagrant.ButhesurprisedmanypeoplewhenhestartedtalkingaboutancientliteraturesuchasZuoZhuan,acommentaryontheancientChinesechronicleSpringandAutumnAnnals,andShangShu,documentaryrecordsrelatedtoeventsinancientChinesehistory.Instandardmandarin,heisalsoagoodspeakeronbusinessmattersandfamiliarwiththehistoryandlegendsofdifferentregions.Occasionally,hesuggestspeoplesticktodoinggreatthingsfromthestarttotheend,illustratinghisthoughtsbyusingversesfromancientliterature.VideosofShenhavegoneviralontheInternetandsomenetizenshavestartedcallinghim"amasterofGuoxue",thestudyofancientChineseliterature.AmediareportsaidheisaShanghainative,andhaslivedthelifeofawandererfor26years.HewasonceacivilservantatanauditbureauinShanghai.AuthoritiesconfirmedthatanemployeenamedShenWeihasbeentakingsickleavefor26yearsandstillreceivespaymentsaccordingtorelevantstandards.“Igrewupinatoughenvironment.Tostudy,Iusedtocollectwaste,suchasorangepeelsandbrokenglass,andsoldthemtoearnmoneyforbuyingbooks,”hesaid.“TherearephotosofGandhionmymobilephone.Iadmirehim.Iamespeciallywillingtoliveahardlife.Idon'tflauntit,Ijustlikethiskindoflife,”headded."Idon'twanttobefamousandIlikeaquietlife,"Shensaid,adding"I'mgettingoldandknowmydestiny.What'smore,lifeissoturbulent.Forsomanyyears,theprincipleIhavebeenholdingtoisthatpeopleshouldnotwastethingsunscrupulously.""Overtheyears,Ihavesincemadeupmymindtocontributetowastereduction.Wecanstartfromgarbageclassificationandpeoplewhoproducegarbage."

  'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)China'scouriersectorpostedfastergrowthinJulyasonlineconsumptioncontinuedtoexpand,officialdatashowed.Thesector'scombinedrevenuerose23percentyearonyeartoreach48.2billionyuan(about7billionU.S.dollars)inJuly,comparedwitha21.1-percentincreaseinJune,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Around4.1billionparcelswerehandledlastmonth,up27.3percentyearonyear,comparedwiththe24.2-percentgrowthinJune.Inthefirstsevenmonthsoftheyear,thesector'stotalrevenuestoodat322.7billionyuan,up25.4percentyearonyear.Thecourierindustryhasseenrapiddevelopmentpartlyduetoboomingonlineconsumption.IntheJanuary-Julyperiod,onlineretailsalessurged29.3percentyearonyearto4.8trillionyuan,outpacingthe9.3-percentexpansioninthecountry'soverallretailsalesof21.1trillionyuan.GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.

  JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChinaPosttruckcarryingparcelstravelsalongthesnow-coveredSichuan-TibetHighway.(Photo/Xinhua)Getakesturnswithhiscolleaguestomakedeliveriesonthe"skyroute"."Becausetherouteissolong,themealsweoftentakewithusinthemorningaretoocoldtoeatwhenwearereadytohavebreakfast,"Gesaid.Lastyear,ariveratanaltitudeof4,570metersblockedGe'swayafterfloodingaroadontheroute."Iwasstrandedthereforthreedays,"hesaid.ForGe,takingtherouteismostlyabout"drivinginthedaylightandwatchingstarsatnight".Sometimes,heencountersinjuredwildanimalslikeTibetanantelopesontheroad.Hethencontactslocalwildliferescuerstohelpthem.Gehasalsohelpedsomepeopleonhisway.In2012,hefoundacyclistfromTaiwanwhohadpassedout.Hehelpedthemanintohisvanandtreatedhisinjurieswithafirst-aidkit."InveryremoteareasofChina,deliveryservicesaremostlyonlyprovidedbyChinaPost,"Gesaid."Imaybealoneonthelongroad,butIamproudofmyjob."AChinaPosttruckcarryingparcelstravelsalongthesnow-coveredSichuan-TibetHighway.(Photo/Xinhua)Getakesturnswithhiscolleaguestomakedeliveriesonthe"skyroute"."Becausetherouteissolong,themealsweoftentakewithusinthemorningaretoocoldtoeatwhenwearereadytohavebreakfast,"Gesaid.Lastyear,ariveratanaltitudeof4,570metersblockedGe'swayafterfloodingaroadontheroute."Iwasstrandedthereforthreedays,"hesaid.ForGe,takingtherouteismostlyabout"drivinginthedaylightandwatchingstarsatnight".Sometimes,heencountersinjuredwildanimalslikeTibetanantelopesontheroad.Hethencontactslocalwildliferescuerstohelpthem.Gehasalsohelpedsomepeopleonhisway.In2012,hefoundacyclistfromTaiwanwhohadpassedout.Hehelpedthemanintohisvanandtreatedhisinjurieswithafirst-aidkit."InveryremoteareasofChina,deliveryservicesaremostlyonlyprovidedbyChinaPost,"Gesaid."Imaybealoneonthelongroad,butIamproudofmyjob."

  AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)ShenWei,avagrantinShanghai,receivesinterviewsfromthemedia.(Photo/Chinadaily.com.cn)(ECNS)--AhomelessmaninShanghaiwhorecentlybecameanInternetcelebrityknownforhiseloquenceanderuditionsaidfamecannotchangehisfate,accordingtoHongxingNews.Sittingonabusystreetinthemetropolis,raggedandunkemptShenWeilooksliketheusualstereotypedimageofavagrant.ButhesurprisedmanypeoplewhenhestartedtalkingaboutancientliteraturesuchasZuoZhuan,acommentaryontheancientChinesechronicleSpringandAutumnAnnals,andShangShu,documentaryrecordsrelatedtoeventsinancientChinesehistory.Instandardmandarin,heisalsoagoodspeakeronbusinessmattersandfamiliarwiththehistoryandlegendsofdifferentregions.Occasionally,hesuggestspeoplesticktodoinggreatthingsfromthestarttotheend,illustratinghisthoughtsbyusingversesfromancientliterature.VideosofShenhavegoneviralontheInternetandsomenetizenshavestartedcallinghim"amasterofGuoxue",thestudyofancientChineseliterature.AmediareportsaidheisaShanghainative,andhaslivedthelifeofawandererfor26years.HewasonceacivilservantatanauditbureauinShanghai.AuthoritiesconfirmedthatanemployeenamedShenWeihasbeentakingsickleavefor26yearsandstillreceivespaymentsaccordingtorelevantstandards.“Igrewupinatoughenvironment.Tostudy,Iusedtocollectwaste,suchasorangepeelsandbrokenglass,andsoldthemtoearnmoneyforbuyingbooks,”hesaid.“TherearephotosofGandhionmymobilephone.Iadmirehim.Iamespeciallywillingtoliveahardlife.Idon'tflauntit,Ijustlikethiskindoflife,”headded."Idon'twanttobefamousandIlikeaquietlife,"Shensaid,adding"I'mgettingoldandknowmydestiny.What'smore,lifeissoturbulent.Forsomanyyears,theprincipleIhavebeenholdingtoisthatpeopleshouldnotwastethingsunscrupulously.""Overtheyears,Ihavesincemadeupmymindtocontributetowastereduction.Wecanstartfromgarbageclassificationandpeoplewhoproducegarbage."

  China'scouriersectorpostedfastergrowthinJulyasonlineconsumptioncontinuedtoexpand,officialdatashowed.Thesector'scombinedrevenuerose23percentyearonyeartoreach48.2billionyuan(about7billionU.S.dollars)inJuly,comparedwitha21.1-percentincreaseinJune,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Around4.1billionparcelswerehandledlastmonth,up27.3percentyearonyear,comparedwiththe24.2-percentgrowthinJune.Inthefirstsevenmonthsoftheyear,thesector'stotalrevenuestoodat322.7billionyuan,up25.4percentyearonyear.Thecourierindustryhasseenrapiddevelopmentpartlyduetoboomingonlineconsumption.IntheJanuary-Julyperiod,onlineretailsalessurged29.3percentyearonyearto4.8trillionyuan,outpacingthe9.3-percentexpansioninthecountry'soverallretailsalesof21.1trillionyuan.'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)

  China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.

  JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)

  AChinaPosttruckcarryingparcelstravelsalongthesnow-coveredSichuan-TibetHighway.(Photo/Xinhua)Getakesturnswithhiscolleaguestomakedeliveriesonthe"skyroute"."Becausetherouteissolong,themealsweoftentakewithusinthemorningaretoocoldtoeatwhenwearereadytohavebreakfast,"Gesaid.Lastyear,ariveratanaltitudeof4,570metersblockedGe'swayafterfloodingaroadontheroute."Iwasstrandedthereforthreedays,"hesaid.ForGe,takingtherouteismostlyabout"drivinginthedaylightandwatchingstarsatnight".Sometimes,heencountersinjuredwildanimalslikeTibetanantelopesontheroad.Hethencontactslocalwildliferescuerstohelpthem.Gehasalsohelpedsomepeopleonhisway.In2012,hefoundacyclistfromTaiwanwhohadpassedout.Hehelpedthemanintohisvanandtreatedhisinjurieswithafirst-aidkit."InveryremoteareasofChina,deliveryservicesaremostlyonlyprovidedbyChinaPost,"Gesaid."Imaybealoneonthelongroad,butIamproudofmyjob."China'scouriersectorpostedfastergrowthinJulyasonlineconsumptioncontinuedtoexpand,officialdatashowed.Thesector'scombinedrevenuerose23percentyearonyeartoreach48.2billionyuan(about7billionU.S.dollars)inJuly,comparedwitha21.1-percentincreaseinJune,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Around4.1billionparcelswerehandledlastmonth,up27.3percentyearonyear,comparedwiththe24.2-percentgrowthinJune.Inthefirstsevenmonthsoftheyear,thesector'stotalrevenuestoodat322.7billionyuan,up25.4percentyearonyear.Thecourierindustryhasseenrapiddevelopmentpartlyduetoboomingonlineconsumption.IntheJanuary-Julyperiod,onlineretailsalessurged29.3percentyearonyearto4.8trillionyuan,outpacingthe9.3-percentexpansioninthecountry'soverallretailsalesof21.1trillionyuan.China'scouriersectorpostedfastergrowthinJulyasonlineconsumptioncontinuedtoexpand,officialdatashowed.Thesector'scombinedrevenuerose23percentyearonyeartoreach48.2billionyuan(about7billionU.S.dollars)inJuly,comparedwitha21.1-percentincreaseinJune,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Around4.1billionparcelswerehandledlastmonth,up27.3percentyearonyear,comparedwiththe24.2-percentgrowthinJune.Inthefirstsevenmonthsoftheyear,thesector'stotalrevenuestoodat322.7billionyuan,up25.4percentyearonyear.Thecourierindustryhasseenrapiddevelopmentpartlyduetoboomingonlineconsumption.IntheJanuary-Julyperiod,onlineretailsalessurged29.3percentyearonyearto4.8trillionyuan,outpacingthe9.3-percentexpansioninthecountry'soverallretailsalesof21.1trillionyuan.

  'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)'Bosnianqillim'carpetmadeofplasticbottlecapsincolorsandpatternstypicalforBosniantraditionalwoolcarpetisdisplayedatSarajevoCityCentermalltomarktheGlobalRecyclingDay,March18,2019.Thebottlecapcarpet,madeby700citizensofSarajevo,covers30squaremetersofsurfaceandwasmadeusingatotalof25,000plasticbottlecaps.(Photo/Agencies)AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.AnemployeeperformsweldingoperationsataprivatecompanyinZibo,ShandongProvince.(Photo/Xinhua)Despitemultipleunfavorablefactors,China'smacroeconomyremainedstableinthefirsttwomonths,areporthassaid.TheNationalAcademyofDevelopmentandStrategyunderRenminUniversityofChinasaidinitsmonthlyreportthattheeconomyperformedwellduringtheJanuary-Februaryperiodagainstimpactfromsetbacksinglobalization,frustratedmultilateralismandvolatileglobalfinancialmarkets.Supply-sidestructuralreformwaspushedforward,andqualitygrowthwaspursued,thereportsaid.AstringofindicatorsfromindustrialoutputtoretailsalespublishedbytheNationalBureauofStatisticshaveshowedtheeconomykickedofftheyearonastablenote,withnewgrowthdriverscontinuingrobustgrowth.Tameinflationalsoguaranteedleewayforpolicymaneuver.However,thereportsaidstructuralproblemsstilllingeredandtherewouldbegrowingpainsfromeconomicshifts,addingthatmoreshouldbedonetodeepenreformandbolstertheprivatesector.Thedevelopmentoftheprivatesectordirectlydetermineseconomicperformance,thereportsaid,addingthatreformstoresolveentrenchedproblemsfacingprivatebusinesseswillimprovebusinessconfidence.

  JinmaoTower,an88-storylandmarkbuildinginShanghai'sLujiazuiarea,startedoperationonMarch19,1999.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Standingat420.5meters,itwasthetallestbuildinginChinafrom1998,whenitwascompleted,to2007.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChineseparachutistjumpedofftheJinmaoTowerduringaperformanceinthisfilephoto.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingcontainsashoppingmall,officesandtheGrandHyattShanghaihotel,whichatthetimeofcompletionwasthehighesthotelintheworld.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)Thebuildingislocatedona24,000-square-meterplotoflandinLujiazuiofPudongNewArea.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerwassurpassedbythe492-meterShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterin2007andthe632-meterShanghaiTowerin2015.Thethreebuildingscreatetheworld'sfirsttrioofadjacentsupertallskyscrapers.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)ItspostmodernformdrawsontraditionalChinesearchitecturesuchasthetieredpagoda.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)JinmaoTowerispartoftheLujiazuiskylineseenfromtheBund,alongwiththeOrientalPearlTower,theShanghaiWorldFinancialCenterandtheShanghaiTower.(PhotobyZhengXianzhang/forchinadaily.com.cn)AChinaPosttruckcarryingparcelstravelsalongthesnow-coveredSichuan-TibetHighway.(Photo/Xinhua)Getakesturnswithhiscolleaguestomakedeliveriesonthe"skyroute"."Becausetherouteissolong,themealsweoftentakewithusinthemorningaretoocoldtoeatwhenwearereadytohavebreakfast,"Gesaid.Lastyear,ariveratanaltitudeof4,570metersblockedGe'swayafterfloodingaroadontheroute."Iwasstrandedthereforthreedays,"hesaid.ForGe,takingtherouteismostlyabout"drivinginthedaylightandwatchingstarsatnight".Sometimes,heencountersinjuredwildanimalslikeTibetanantelopesontheroad.Hethencontactslocalwildliferescuerstohelpthem.Gehasalsohelpedsomepeopleonhisway.In2012,hefoundacyclistfromTaiwanwhohadpassedout.Hehelpedthemanintohisvanandtreatedhisinjurieswithafirst-aidkit."InveryremoteareasofChina,deliveryservicesaremostlyonlyprovidedbyChinaPost,"Gesaid."Imaybealoneonthelongroad,butIamproudofmyjob."GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.

  China'sSuiWenjing(L)andHanCongcelebrateafterwinningthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,JapanonThursday.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sSuiWenjing/HanCongwonthepairsgoldmedalatthe2019ISUFigureSkatingWorldChampionshipsinSaitama,Japan,hereonThursday.Sui/Han,producedanearlyperfectfreeskate,earningascoreof155.60pointsandcollecting234.84towinthetitleforthesecondtime,astheyhadclaimeditin2017."Iamhappythatweskatedtwocompleteprogramshere,"saidSui."Weencounteredmanydifficultiesthisseason,butwewillalwaysfightforglories."Russia'sEvgeniaTarasova/VladimirMorozovtookthesilverin228.47,whileanotherRussianpairNataliaZabiiako/AlexanderEnberttookthebronzein217.98.China'sPengCheng/JinYangcamefourthin215.84.AChinaPosttruckcarryingparcelstravelsalongthesnow-coveredSichuan-TibetHighway.(Photo/Xinhua)Getakesturnswithhiscolleaguestomakedeliveriesonthe"skyroute"."Becausetherouteissolong,themealsweoftentakewithusinthemorningaretoocoldtoeatwhenwearereadytohavebreakfast,"Gesaid.Lastyear,ariveratanaltitudeof4,570metersblockedGe'swayafterfloodingaroadontheroute."Iwasstrandedthereforthreedays,"hesaid.ForGe,takingtherouteismostlyabout"drivinginthedaylightandwatchingstarsatnight".Sometimes,heencountersinjuredwildanimalslikeTibetanantelopesontheroad.Hethencontactslocalwildliferescuerstohelpthem.Gehasalsohelpedsomepeopleonhisway.In2012,hefoundacyclistfromTaiwanwhohadpassedout.Hehelpedthemanintohisvanandtreatedhisinjurieswithafirst-aidkit."InveryremoteareasofChina,deliveryservicesaremostlyonlyprovidedbyChinaPost,"Gesaid."Imaybealoneonthelongroad,butIamproudofmyjob."AChinaPosttruckcarryingparcelstravelsalongthesnow-coveredSichuan-TibetHighway.(Photo/Xinhua)Getakesturnswithhiscolleaguestomakedeliveriesonthe"skyroute"."Becausetherouteissolong,themealsweoftentakewithusinthemorningaretoocoldtoeatwhenwearereadytohavebreakfast,"Gesaid.Lastyear,ariveratanaltitudeof4,570metersblockedGe'swayafterfloodingaroadontheroute."Iwasstrandedthereforthreedays,"hesaid.ForGe,takingtherouteismostlyabout"drivinginthedaylightandwatchingstarsatnight".Sometimes,heencountersinjuredwildanimalslikeTibetanantelopesontheroad.Hethencontactslocalwildliferescuerstohelpthem.Gehasalsohelpedsomepeopleonhisway.In2012,hefoundacyclistfromTaiwanwhohadpassedout.Hehelpedthemanintohisvanandtreatedhisinjurieswithafirst-aidkit."InveryremoteareasofChina,deliveryservicesaremostlyonlyprovidedbyChinaPost,"Gesaid."Imaybealoneonthelongroad,butIamproudofmyjob."

  GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.China'scouriersectorpostedfastergrowthinJulyasonlineconsumptioncontinuedtoexpand,officialdatashowed.Thesector'scombinedrevenuerose23percentyearonyeartoreach48.2billionyuan(about7billionU.S.dollars)inJuly,comparedwitha21.1-percentincreaseinJune,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Around4.1billionparcelswerehandledlastmonth,up27.3percentyearonyear,comparedwiththe24.2-percentgrowthinJune.Inthefirstsevenmonthsoftheyear,thesector'stotalrevenuestoodat322.7billionyuan,up25.4percentyearonyear.Thecourierindustryhasseenrapiddevelopmentpartlyduetoboomingonlineconsumption.IntheJanuary-Julyperiod,onlineretailsalessurged29.3percentyearonyearto4.8trillionyuan,outpacingthe9.3-percentexpansioninthecountry'soverallretailsalesof21.1trillionyuan.GeJunworksatChinaPost'sbranchinGolmud,Qinghaiprovince.(Photo/Xinhua)China'sboominge-commercehasledtoarisingnumberofparcels,withthecountry'sexpressdeliverysectorhavinghandled50.7billionparcelslastyear,anannualincreaseof26.6percent,accordingtotheStatePostBureau.Meanwhile,thesectorgeneratedrevenueof603.8billionyuan(billion),up21.8percentyear-on-year.ForGe,transportingparcelsontheQinghai-TibetPlateauisnoeasyjob.TheroutepassesthroughoneofthemosthostileplacesonEarth,withtheatmospherehavingjust43percentoftheoxygenfoundontheplains.Theannualaveragetemperatureis-6C,andtheaveragenumberofdayswithstronggalesis168.ButperhapsthemostdifficultpartofGe'sjourneyisa100-meter-highmountainladderknownasthe"SkyLadder"."Istillremembercarryinga10-kilogramparcelwhileclimbinguptheladderin-15C,andallIcouldhearwasmyheavybreathing,"Gesaid."Eightyearsago,Iclimbeduptheladderforthefirsttime.Ifeltdizzyhalfwayup,andIhadtorestfrequentlytofinishmyjourney."BaoJunfeng,fromChinaPost'sGolmudbranch,said,"Therouteisprobablytheworld'slongestandhighestruralroutefordeliveries."Duetoyearsofworkathighaltitude,Ge'slipslookpurple.Frequentattacksofaltitudestress,influenzaandinflammationhavecausedhimtolosethreeofhisteeth.Lastyear,thecompanyorganizedamedicalexaminationforthecouriers,andGewasdiagnosedwithtwokidneystones."Myfamilywasnervousaboutmyhealthandurgedmetogoforanoperation,butIwassoattachedtomyjobthatIjustcouldn'tmaketimeforit,"hesaid.

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