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Wild man­darin ducks are de­scend­ing on the Mount Huang­shan scenic area in An­hui prov­ince as tem­per­a­tures climb. Their ar­rival in­di­cates that Huang­shan city’s re­lent­less ef­forts to im­prove lo­cal eco­log­i­cal con­di­tions are start­ing to pay off. Prankver­tis­ing refers to us­ing hoaxes or mis­chievous acts as part of a mar­ket­ing cam­paign. Prankver­tis­ing, which makes its point by trick­ing, scaring, or prank­ing an un­sus­pect­ing per­son or au­di­ence, seems to be the hot thing in ad­ver­tis­ing th­ese days.

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Item­fromFeb17,1989,in Chi­naDaily:Morethan$3 bil­lion­in­trade­has­been achieved­byChina’smain aero­nau­tic­scor­po­ra­tion sin­ceit­be­ganselling­tothe worl­datthe­be­gin­ningofthe 1980s.

Prod­ucts­for­both­mil­i­tary and­civil­ianuse­shave­been sol­don­thein­ter­na­tional mar­ket,par­tic­u­lar­ly­tothe de­vel­op­ing­coun­tries.…

China has be­come a ma­jor player in the global avi­a­tion in­dus­try with big civil­ian and mil­i­tary air­craft pro­grams.

It is also ex­pected to be­come the world’s largest avi­a­tion mar­ket in the next 20 years, ac­cord­ing to sev­eral in­dus­try es­ti­mates.

One Chi­nese mil­i­tary air­craft that is at­tract­ing a lot of global at­ten­tion is the new ver­sion of the FC-31 Gyr­fal­con stealth fighter.

A test flight of the FC-31 was con­ducted in De­cem­ber, four years af­ter Shenyang Air­craft Corp, part of Sta­te­owned Avi­a­tion In­dus­try Corp of China, un­veiled a pro­to­type.

The twin-en­gine, radare­vad­ing air­craft has bet­ter stealth ca­pa­bil­i­ties, im­proved elec­tron­ics and a larger pay­load ca­pac­ity than the pre­vi­ous ver­sion.

AVIC dis­played a model of the FC-31 at the Dubai Air­show in the United Arab Emi­rates in Novem­ber 2015.

Mean­while, China’s first do­mes­ti­cally pro­duced large pas­sen­ger air­craft the C919 is ex­pected to make its maiden flight in the first half of this year.

Its de­vel­oper, State-owned Com­mer­cial Air­craft Corp of China, has al­most com­pleted the on­board sys­tems in­stal­la­tion as well as ma­jor in­te­gra­tion tests, a re­cent re­port said.

The avi­a­tion sec­tor is also get­ting a boost from the gov­ern­ment.

Dozens of new civil­ian air­ports will be built by 2020 un­der a plan is­sued by the State Coun­cil, China’s Cabi­net, last year.

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