l become a platform for people to experience natural beauty and t
o better understand, and then materialize, Xi’s wonderful ecological ideas.
When the sustainable developme
ustin Irwin anad James Berry took turns to steer their boat o
n Barkley Lake in western Kentucky, looking for Asian carp.
It did not take them long to spot a school of fish. Stopping the boat, Berry started to feed a 180-m
eter-long net into the water as Irwin maneuvered the boat to form the net into a large circle.
With the net in place, they then steered the boat in a circle, banging the hull with a wooden st
ick. Immediately, carp started to jump out of the water before splashing back in.
nt goals are firmly established in people’s minds, the significance of hosting the exhibition will have been achieved.
And the challenges of environmental protection and climate change were add
ressed, including the need to enhance our cooperation to implement the Paris Agreement.
President Xi’s commitment to ecological development and the pursuit of harmony between man and nature are important st
eps. hope the message in President Xi’s speech is taken seriously by everyone constructing buildings, homes and roads in
China, and they do so in a way that respects nature and protects local ecology.
As leader of the world’s second-largest economy, people within the People’s Republic of Chin
a will take notice, as will those around the world, thus furthering the cause of ecological protection.
Xi will serve to inspire businesses and young people in China to join the cause.
with the aggregated industrial value added expanding by 8.5 percent year-on-year, 3.2 percentage points
higher than that in the January-February period.
Operation revenue jumped by 13.7 percent year-on-year i
n March, 10.4 percentage points more than that in the January-February period.
Stabilizing prices served as another driver of the rebound, according to an NBS analy
sis. The producer prices rose 0.4 percent year-on-year in March, ending a decline for eight months in a row.
The purchasing prices for raw materials edged up 0.2 percent from a ye
ar ago, 0.1 percentage points higher than that in the January-February period.
Preliminary estimates showed that the price changes added 26.8 billion yuan to industrial profits in March, and the cont
ribution of price changes to industrial profit growth rose by 4.5 percentage points from that in the Ja
nuary-February period, said senior statistician Zhu Hong from the NBS’s Industrial Bureau.
fied. Shortly after the attack, the US government introduced the Patriot Act, the Accuracy Act and
the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which formed a comprehensive intelligence surv
eillance network. According to a survey by Privacy International in 2007 covering 47 countries, the United States ran
ked first in the monitoring index. But the United States didn’t stop there. In 2013, Edward Snowden, a technical an
alyst at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), exposed the Prism program. In this seven-year top-secret electronic sur
veillance, monitored individuals include non-Americans who use related company services, or any US citizen who co
mmunicates with foreigners, including email, video and voice conversations, and social network details, and so on, can be descr
ibed as large-scale indiscriminate monitoring. Surveillance states were finally formed.
nergy of all parties, Belt and Road cooperation will definitely become deep and concrete, steady and extensive,” the report said.
“The Belt and Road will become a road of peace, prosperity, opening up, green development, innovatio
n, connected civilizations, and clean government. It wi
ll make economic globalization become more open, inclusive, balanced and beneficial to all.”
China will improve its oversight of human related scientific research and medic
al tests under draft laws and amendments submitted to China’s top legislature for review on Saturday.
Medical and scientific research related to human genes and embryos mi
ght present risks to health or violate ethics, and they must be strictly regulated therefore, said She
n Chunyao, senior legislator of the Constitution and Law Committee of the National People’s Congress.
A new item has been added to the country’s draft civil law, requiring that all
medical and scientific research related to human genes and embryos must f
ollow strict rules, laws and regulations, and should not pose a threat to people’s health or violate moral or ethical codes.
US-based tech giant Amazon.com Inc plans to shut down its third-party seller services on its Chinese online marketplace
in July, as it shifts its focus to offering Chinese mainland consumers overseas products rather than goods from local sellers.
Starting July 18, customers logging in to Amazon’s Chinese web portal will only see a selec
tion of goods from its global store, rather than products from local third-party sellers.
Amazon said it will keep running its other businesses in China, inclu
ding the cross-border shopping business Amazon Global Store; Global Selling, which helps Chin
ese merchants sell products abroad; its cloud service platform Amazon Web Services; and Kindle e-book devices and content.
“Over the past few years, we have been evolving our China online retail business to increasingly
emphasize cross-border sales, and in return we’ve seen a very strong response from Chinese customers.
hina’s economic growth will remain stable in the first quarter, and is expected to land at 6.3 percent or even higher year-on-year when it is released this week, e
conomists said after some economic indicators for March surprised the market on the upside.
“Downside pressure began to ease in the first quarter, as signaled by the r
ather substantial recovery in various economic indicators in March,” said Yao Jingyuan, form
er chief economist at the National Bureau of Statistics and a researcher for the Counselors’ Office of the State Council.
Chinese banks’ lending in yuan, a leading indicator for the real economy
, surged in March by 1.69 trillion yuan ($252 billion), up 52 percent from a year earli
er, according to the People’s Bank of China, the central bank. The manufacturing purchasing managers inde
x for March, which was back into expansion territory, may be a sign of accelerating industrial activities.
Exports in March also picked up, rising 14.2 percent in US dollar ter
ms from a year ago, versus 0.1 percent for the January-February period, customs data showed.
sing funds for the sake of cost-cutting, Liu said, adding some staff made 80,000 yuan a
month in pilot areas for the new salary regime in southern China’s second and third-tier cities.
Earlier this year, rumors spread that China’s e-commerce giant would can
cel couriers’ basic salary and reduce welfare. The company confirmed the salary adjus
tment plan via its official Sina Weibo account on April 7, saying as the number of orders from individual clients incre
ases, the company is looking to adopt an incentive plan to reward outstanding employees.
JD will reduce its delivery staff members’ salaries by adopting a commis
sion-based payment scheme starting in June and low
er contributions to employees’ housing funds from 12 to 7 percent, Sina Finance reported.
An anonymous courier with JD Logistics said the task of getting more external delivery
orders under the new salary system would be hard to accomplish, and the new policy will reduce their salary, th
e report alleged, though the courier did not indicate an exact amount for the reduction.
“I want us to be able to leave the European Union in a smooth and orderly way as soon as possible,” she told reporters.
Her EU peers, however, are sceptical about her ability to break the dead
lock soon. They are exasperated with May’s handling of a tortuous and costly divorce that is a di
straction from ensuring the bloc can hold its own against global economic challenges.
Across from the summit venue, the EU executive celebrated its part in funding a global project that produced the first p
icture of a black hole, prompting no shortage of ironic comments on social media about the juxtaposition.
Blogger Eliot Higgins tweeted: “We’re now more certain about what black holes look like than what Brexit looks like.”
One of the country’s major movie events, the 9th Beijing International Film Festival, will o
pen with a Sino-Kazakh production about late composer Xian Xinghai, Xu Fan reports.
The Composer, the first Sino-Kazakh production depicting the final years of Chinese
musician Xian Xinghai, is set to open the 9th Beijing International Film Festival on Saturday.
yped, Stigmatized, and Ignored said at the same time, people start to see the positive aspe