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aditional snacks, visitors can take in a parade involving 28 teams from Asian countries at the main venue, Xu said.
The parade, with singing and dancing, is held twice a day. Members of the public who want
to experience the food festival and parade at the main venue need to register online in advance at www.damai.cn.
During Asian Civilization Week, the public can attend several cu
ltural performances, films or exhibitions with Asian features at lower prices or free.
For example, an Asian arts exhibition will be held at the Beijing 798 Art Zone n
ext week, said Wang Xiuqin, an official from the China Arts and Entertainment Group.
“Our aim is to help more people understand Asian culture and attend related activities,” he said.
because of multiple measures, including improved legislation, intensified law enforcement and more international coopera
tion, according to the Report on the Latest Development in IPR Protection and Business Environment in China.
Law enforcement authorities in China handled 215,000 cases involvin
g counterfeit products last year, including 77,000 cases involving patent infr
ingement, said Gan Lin, vice-minister of the State Administration for Market Regulation.
Courts across China concluded nearly 320,000 IPR cases of various type
s last year, an increase of 41.6 percent over the prev
ious year. More than 5,600 criminal suspects involved in IPR infringement were arrested last year, Jin said.
hina’s financial center Shanghai boasts the best business environment in the country, according to a report on China’s urban busi
ness environment index jointly released by the China Strategic Culture Promotion Association, the C
hina Economic Media Association, WANB Institute and YICAI Research Institute.
With an index of 86.73, Shanghai topped the list of Chinese cities with best business environment, followed by the capi
tal city Beijing at 84.63, and then Shenzhen, in South China‘s Guangdong province, at 84.48.
The report evaluates Chinese cities according to five “soft environment” indexes — technological innovation, finan
cing, talent, culture and life — and two “hard environment” indexes, natural resources and infrastructure.