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According to the ambitious plan released by the General Admi
nistration of Sport of China in 2016 to construct winter sports infrastructure and popularize winter spor
ts, at least 650 skating rinks and 800 ski resorts are expected to be build nationwide by 2022.
By 2025, about 300 million people in the country are expected to participate in winter
sports, increasing the market value of the winter sports sector to 1 trillion yuan.
Driven by multiple momentums, China has witnessed rapid growth in the winter sports ind
ustry in recent years, such as venue facilities, training, tourism and equipment sectors, said Peng Weiyong, dep
uty director general of Finance Department at the General Administration of Sports.
Winter sports has become a booster for China’s sports industry and even economic development, Peng added.
By the end of June 2018, the total number of ski resorts in China rose to 738, an increase of 70 or 10.5 percent over
the same period in 2017. The number of indoor ice rinks totaled 334, an increase of 75 or 29 percent year-on-yea
r increase. In 2018, 19.7 million people participated in skiing, up 12.6 percent year-on-year.
back to whoever sent you here,” she says, citing that the deal doesn’t have a
single Republican in favor of the proposal and “the k
ey to good legislation is to tailor something that you write so that it can pass, and you can get a step ahead.”
When a girl urges her to vote yes anyway, Feinstein replies, “I may do that … but it’s not a good resolution.”
In a statement Friday night about the confrontation, Feinstein said she “always welcomes the oppo
rtunity to hear from Californians who feel passionately about this issue and it remains a top priority of mine.”
”Unfortunately, it was a brief meeting but I want the children to know they were heard loud and clear. I have been and rem
ain committed to doing everything I can to enact real, meaningful climate change legislation,” Feinstein said.
”We had a spirited discussion and I presented the group with my draft resolution
that provides specific responses to the climate change crisis, which I plan to introduce soon.”
The conversation at times grew heated, especially when Feinstein dismissed the group’s request due to their tone and their youth.
US and Israeli leaders continued to push for confrontation with Iran at the Warsaw ministe
rial meeting on Middle East security Thursday, strongly criticizing Europe as they did so.
Vice President Mike Pence cast Iran as the central driver of all regional instabil
ity as he addressed the 62 countries gathered in Warsaw and ripped in
to Europe for its refusal to leave the Iran nuclear deal and join Washington on increasing sanctions on Tehran.
”Sadly, some of our leading European partners have not been nearly as coope
rative” on Iran as countries in the Gulf have been, Pence said in an address to the ministerial.
Referring to Iranian protests in 2009, the vice president said, “The world missed an opportunity last time to confront the regime, but not this time.”
’I don’t rule anything out’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after a public appea
rance with Pence Thursday, told NBC that Iran “has to be countered and it has to be co
untered now.” Asked if that means regime change, Netanyahu said, “I don’t rule anything out.”
al environment, China’s monetary policy is expected to sail out of the “reefs” in 2019, becoming more flexible in maintaining its prudent, neutral, and marginally loose stance.
We believe that comprehensive and targeted cuts to reserve req
uirement ratios, reductions in open market rates, and increased use of targeted medium-term l
ending facility will become the main policy tools of China’s central bank in 2019. Only when extreme changes happen in the internal and external env
ironment (for example, the Chinese economy fails to stabilize in the middle of 2019 and the Fed doesn’t raise interest rates),
will the possibility of lowering the benchmark deposit and lending interest rates rise significantly.
hina will take measures to help domestic soybe
an and corn farmers, while also seeking to expand imports of certain agricultural products that are considered in s
hortage through diversified channels, according to a central government guideline released on Tuesday.
The plan, came before a new round of trade negotiations between Chinese and US officials set fo
r Thursday and Friday, shows Chinese policymakers’ determination to be le
ss dependent on US agricultural imports such as soybeans even if a deal is likely to be reached, industry analysts said.