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in Taizhou, Zhejiang province. They were the grandchildren of those who cultivated the uninhabited Dachen Islands in the 1950s.
In March 2017, Xi joined with primary students in Beijing to
plant trees and encouraged them to foster a219ccccom-3/nvironmental protection from childhood.
In 2018, replying to a letter from a primary school in Shaanxi provi
nce, Xi expressed hope that the students would learn more about the history of the revolution, follow th
e example of heroes and role models, love the Party, the country and the people and carry on fine revolutionary traditions.
hina has raised additional tariffs to a maximum 25 percent on part of the $60 billion worth of US prod
ucts, effective June 1, according to a statement by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council.
The rates of additional tariffs on some of the products will be increased to 25 percent, 20 perc
ent, and 10 percent, respectively. The 5 percent additional tariffs applied to some products remained unchanged.
The move came after the US’ latest tax increase on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10 percent to 25 percent.
technologies that it enables, are harnessed for the benefit of mankind while minimizing the risks to develo
pment, peace and security and human rights,” Guterres said in a congratulatory letter to the expo.
Miao Wei, minister of industry and information technology, said China has already made signif
icant progress in bolstering the big data industry with a string of big data platforms established in sec
tors such as manufacturing, commerce, finance, transportation and medical care.
“We will make a fresh push to integrate cutting-edge information technologies into the real econo
my, including establishing a national industrial data center, to better power the country’s sp
rawling manufacturing sector,” Miao said at the opening ceremony of the big data expo.
According to the ministry, China’s digital economy reached a total volu
me of over 31 trillion yuan ($4.5 trillion), or 34.8 percent of its GDP, in 2018.
In a written instruction released on Friday, President Xi Jinping called on society to carry fo
rward the spirit and dedication of 95-year-old war hero Zhang Fuqing as China forges ahead in the new era.
Xi is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission.
Zhang, a native of Shaanxi province, behaved courageously in the Liberation War i
n 1948, repeatedly achieving military glory. He retired from active service in 1955.
Over the following decades, he kept his battle achievements a secret, even from his children. His story
was made public at the end of last year, as information about veterans nationwide was being collected by the authorities.
Xi hailed Zhang’s deeds, saying the elderly hero hid them for more than 60 years and stayed true t
o his original aspirations. As a soldier, Zhang defended the country; as a civilian, he works for the people’s well-being, Xi said.
stage of preparation for the Games,” said Chen Jining, mayor of Beijing and executive president of the 2022 Winter Olympics Organizi
ng Committee. “We will endeavor to deliver a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.”
The 1,000-day countdown — launched near the iconic Bird’s Nest and the W
ater Cube, both 2008 venues — underlined Beijing’s focus on sustainability in pre
paring a second time for an Olympic extravaganza by reusing existing resources built for the Summer Games.
According to the 2022 Winter Olympics organizing committee, 11 of the 13 ve
nues needed in Beijing’s downtown, where all ice sports will be staged, will use existing faci
lities built for 2008. Repurposing projects, such as transforming the Water Cube (which hosted swimming in 2008) in
to a curling arena by filling the pool with steel structures and making ice on the surface, are well underway.
ouths who traveled rose by 101 percent year-on-year, compared with 50 per
cent among peers in bigger cities, according to major online travel agency Ctrip.
Ruan Tianying, deputy general manager of Western-style food chain Houcaller, said t
hat with fastgrowing urbanization in China, lower-tier cities definitely offer great potential.
Houcaller, founded in Xiamen, Fujian province, in 1993, plans to operate about 400 store
s in 100 Chinese cities, with more than two-thirds of them located in lower-tier centers by the end of this year.
Ruan said consumption per capita at Houcaller outlets is about
60 yuan, and about 80 percent of its more than 30 million customers a year are age 36 or younger.
“Opening a restaurant involves different factors, so we cannot reach lower-tier cities as quick
ly as fast-moving consumer goods do,” he said, adding that in these cities, the market still needs to be educa
ted about eating Western-style food, which involves a different dining etiquette from Chinese food.
“I go on trips twice a year. I usually do not buy souvenirs on the road, because they are q
uite similar and less creative, which I can easily find at the stalls of Shanghai’s Town God Temple.”
Netizens in China joke online Yiwu’s residents need
not buy souvenirs at other places as all such articles originate in their hometown.
As Shi sees it, there is immense scope to reinvent the concept of souvenirs in general and Chinese souvenirs in particular.
Souvenirs, he said, should be made in various formats－a local snack, curries from In
dia, black tea from Sri Lanka, dried apricots from Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, or Spanish Iberian ham.
They could also be in the form of a delicate little gift of a key ch
ain, handicraft or fridge magnet, but a special local product would be ideal.
at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, applau
ded the campaign as a timely and necessary step to regulate those providing stock images.
“We should abide by laws and litigation to protect copyright in
stead of abusing them to profit improperly,” he said.
On April 15, the Shanghai Observer reported that the company, which was founde
d in June 2000 and partners with the photo agency Getty Images in the United States, had faced increased co
pyright-related disputes since it set up a special rights protection division in 2016.
The company was involved 2,279 cases in 2017 and 1,908 last year, the report said, adding that most court rulings had been in its favor.
A search by China Daily for the company’s name on China J
udgments Online, a website operated by the Supreme People’s Court that discloses ve
rdicts, resulted in more than 1,600 lawsuits being found, most of them related to copyright.