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BEIJING - China has decided to provide three more batches of emergency assistance to Tonga in the wake of the recent volcanic eruptions and tsunami there, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian Monday. Zhao told a daily press briefing in response to a related query that China has been paying close attention to the situation in Tonga and is providing assistance to the country through multiple channels. The three batches of emergency aid include emergency supplies worth 20 million yuan ($3.16 million), emergency humanitarian aid in cash, and 1 million yuan worth of aid materials raised through the Chinese Embassy

KUNMING -- The gross domestic product of Southwest China's Yunnan province totaled 2.7 trillion yuan ($425.8 billion) in 2021, up 7.3 percent year-on-year, the provincial statistical bureau said Friday. The border province has stabilized economic development despite the epidemic. It saw an average growth of 5.6 percent over the past two years. In 2021, the per capita disposable income of Yunnan residents was 25,666 yuan, up 10.2 percent year-on-year.

HAIKOU -- China"s island province of Hainan has set itself the target of over 100 billion yuan ($15.8 billion) in total sales from its duty-free shops in 2022, according to the government work report delivered Friday at the annual session of the provincial people's congress. Three more duty-free shops opened last year in Hainan, raising the total number to 10. The province's duty-free shops raked in 60.2 billion yuan in 2021, an increase of 84 percent year-on-year. Wang Xuan, deputy general manager of the China Tourism Group Duty Free Corporation Ltd., said the duty-free shop at Sanya Phoenix International Airport