Students from a Macao primary school hailed President Xi Jinping’s reply letter delivered to them before International Chil dren’s Day, and they pledged to live up to Xi’s expectations by passing on the traditions of loving Macao and the country. In the library of the Hou Kong Premier School Affiliated to Hou Kong Middle School in Macao, students clapped after hearing Xi’s letter. Hou Kong Middle School, established in 1932, was the first to raise a national flag in Macao on Oct 1, 1949. “I am so excited to receive a reply,” said fifth-grader Dang Wingzi, one of the stude nts who wrote the initialRead More →

obile consumption environment. Automobile plate lotteries and bidding indicators in Guan gzhou and Shenzhen will be broadened, and no other cities in Guangdong province may introd uce automobile purchase restriction regulations. The government will strengthen the supervision of automobile sales, the maintenance and acc essories industry, and establish a public notice system for automobile sales. Meanwhile, the used car consumer mar ket will be improved and procedures for used car transactions will be simplified. The Implementation Plan clearly states its aim to stabilize housing co nsumption. The province will expand the supply of rental housing and the coverage of perma nent residents in public rental housing, and housing provident fund systems. The provinceRead More →

Three officials in Wuxi, East China’s Jiangsu province, have been gi ven Party and administrative punishments on Thursday over an inappropriate question about whether kindergarten children were involved in gangs, the local government said on its official Wechat account. According to the government of Wuxi’s Xishan district, Feng Dongyan, director and Party chief of the Xishan Education Bureau, has been given the punishment of warning within the Party. Wang Zhaoyu, director of the educational bureau’s general office, has been given a serious warni ng within the Party and removed from office. Lu Zhongxian, director of the bureau’s educational equi pment and student aid management center,Read More →

Meeting in Nanchang eyes achieving new advances in development of country’s central region President Xi Jinping stressed the significance of owning indep endent intellectual property rights and core technology while visiting a producer of rare earth, which he hailed as an “important strategic resource”, in Gan­zhou, Jiangxi province, on Monday. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of Chin a Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visited the JL MAG Ra re-Earth Co immediately after he arrived in Jiangxi for the three-day inspection tour. At the company, Xi learned about its production and operation, the r are earth industry’s development inRead More →

China said late on Monday that it will increase tariffs on the bulk o $60 billion of US imports to three categories of rates between 10 percent and 25 percent. For the rest of the US imports, the duty rate remains at 5 percent, acc ording to a statement released by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council. The tariffs will hit around 5,000 products such as food, chem icals and auto parts, and are due to take effect on June 1, the commission said. In a separate statement on Monday, the commission said i t will be open to tariff exemption applications forRead More →

refore, giving rural children a good education is an important task in poverty relief, and also a crucial means to stop poverty from being passed on between generations,” he said. “The poor regions are the bottleneck in building a moderately prosperous society by 2020,” Xi wrote. While talking with students and teachers at a primary school in Zhongyi, a towns hip in Chongqing’s Shizhu Tujia autonomous county, in April, Xi said compulsory education is an important part of poverty eradication. Children in impoverished mountainous regions must be guaranteed access to education, an d they should have a happy childhood, Xi said during his visit toRead More →

Scientists from China and other countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative will work together to enhance scientific and technological coop eration in disaster prevention and mitigation, according to a joint declaration. The collaboration aims to make areas along the initiative safer, more sustainable a nd disaster-proof, according to the declaration published during the two-day International Conference on Silk-r oad Disaster Risk Reduction and Development, which concluded in Beijing on Sunday. Sunday marked China’s 11th National Disaster Prevention and Reduct ion Day, an annual event which began in 2009 after a devastating earthquake hit Sic huan and neighboring provinces on May 12, 2008, leavingRead More →

ors that are often crowded with them as well as other items. Should a battery ignite, the fire will spread quickly. Many owners like to place electric bicycles in the entrances, stair wells, basements of the buildings they live in so they can charge the batteries overnight, but t his practice blocks the escape routes, causing the tragic consequences of fires resulting in many deaths. The results of professional fire tests show that in a relatively enclosed envir onment, the battery of an electric bike can burn at 1,200 C within three minutes, and the toxi c gas it produces can spread from the basementRead More →

going reform measures have made its financial market increasingly appealing to overse as investors,” the administration said on Monday in a statement on its website. “The administration will continue to support the opening-up of financ ial markets, meet demand from overseas investors to expand investment in the ma rkets and attract global long-term capital to enter China’s financial markets,” it said. Given the stable performance of the yuan and expectations of balanced capital flows, China’s fore ign exchange reserves remained stable in April, reaching $3.095 trillion by the end of last month, co mpared with $3.099 trillion by March, according to data released by theRead More →

China and Switzerland should make joint building of the Belt and Road into a new highlight of bilateral cooperation and firm ly safeguard economic globalization and trade liberalization, President Xi Jinping said on Monday. Xi spoke during a meeting with Swiss Confederation President U eli Maurer, who is to conclude his eight-day state visit to China on Tuesday. Noting that China’s establishment of a bilateral innovative strategic pa rtnership in 2016 with Switzerland was the first ever created with another country, Xi said that China is ready to work with the European country to further strategic cooperation. Xi also underscored the importance of following aRead More →