roject, considering disparities between different regions in terms of hist
ory, economic development and culture,” Zhang said. “We hope different areas can draw
upon the successful experiences of others and find proper ways of rural governance that suit their region best.”
China will release a list of generic drugs by the end of June this year to g
uide enterprises to develop, register and produce urgently needed generic drugs fo
r clinical use, public health and safety, according to the National Health Commission.
Those on the list will be the first batch of generic drugs of which production will be encouraged, the Commission said, ad
ding that a renewed list would be released by the end of each year starting from 2020.
With healthcare reform going deeper and a population increasingly ageing, China encoura
ges both the creation of new drugs and the research and development of generic drugs, and strives
n London has helped set up links between Surrey and Liaoning provinc
e and, in February this year, the mayor of Shenyang paid us a visit, where under
standing was built about mutual opportunities, since when I have also been there,” Samuels said.
As the gateway to the industrial heartland of northeast China, Liao
ning has huge commercial market potential, with more than 109 million customers, and S
amuels believes Surrey has a headstart on some other regions because of its existing connections.
“The vice-chancellor of Surrey University, Professor Max Lu, is a graduate of
North Eastern University in Shenyang, and retains strong alumni links. My visit there helped strengthen e
xisting connections between the two institutions, and I’m hopeful thi
s will lead to greater mutual understanding and tangiblebenefits in the months to come.”
promoting the application of e-buses, by supporting technology innovation, improving fiscal
and taxation policies, enhancing infrastructure construction, as well as reinforcing fund supervision.
“It is estimated that in the future, China’s e-bus market will transform to a more market-driven pattern, instead of policy-driv
en. The market will shift from an incremental market to a stock market, maintaining steady growth,” he said.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that EVs will attain price parity by the mid 2020s, as lithium battery pric
es have been falling. From 2010 to 2018, lithium battery prices dropped by over 85 percent, with an annual average decl
ine rate of 20 percent. And the decline, with the same rate, is estimated to continue for the next few years.
ss to US suppliers “will do significant economic harm to the US companies” and affect “tens of thousands of US jobs”. In total, US firm
s sold an estimated $11 billion worth of components to Huawei last year, according to earlier media reports.
“I’m not able to tell you exactly what the costs will be; it differs from company to company,” said Allen.
“But clearly, from a corporate perspective, this Department
of Commerce action has created costs and has escalated the uncertainty quite a bit.”
Asked to comment on some voices in the US calling for the “decoupling” of the two countries, especially in the technology sect
or, Allen said both sides should pursue a playing field of “smart competition and engagement”, in which the
y play by a “common set of rules” that are mainly set by World Trade Organization obligations.
and his reviews of digital appliances have won him more than 124,000 fans on social media.
He had never eaten hotpot alone before. However, he happened to be in
Beijing on business and when he heard the restaurant offered stuffed toys as co
mpanions for solo diners he decided to visit and produce a vlog so his fans would know how it felt.
Knowing that a large number of unattached people often
spend festivals alone, Pu hoped his vlog would help them enjoy their solitude.
Even though he was the only solo diner in the restaurant, Pu said he didn’t feel at all awk
ward eating with a toy companion. The vlog showed him eating casually, occasionally scrolling through his phone, an
d having a video chat with his family. The restaurant was full of diners, but no one gave him a second glance.
“Overall, it was very enjoyable; the only thing was that I can’t eat too much so I only ordered a small amount of food,” he said.
d overseas to see wildlife at least twice a year. Asia, Africa and Europe are the top three destinations.
About 60 percent of interviewees said they would refuse to take part in tours that migh
t interrupt the normal life of animals in the wild or be harmful to them, even if such a tour might be exclusive.
More than 70 percent of tourists said they are glad to choose tours wit
h higher prices and which take more time in order to be more in touch with the wildlife.
“Wildlife watching has attracted millions of tourists annually and many travelers are driven by the affection of animals. Ho
wever, some activities on such tours have had an adverse impact on the wildlife,” Zhao said.
He said hundreds of thousands of wild animals across the world are taken away from natural habitats, forced into cap
tivity and subjected to abuse, both mentally and physically, in the name of entertainment and profit.
The root cause for the repeated twists and turns in the China-US trade talks lies, to a grea
t extent, in the United States’ serious deviation from, and disdain for, the objective laws of econ
omics. The fact that China will never accept its unreasonable demands further complicates the matters for the US.
The US administration’s often competing and clashing objectives－though m
any of them are understandable－cannot be realized simultaneously. For instance, the U
S hopes to revive its industries and boost its real economy while maintaining the huge bubble in its financial market.
A dream called sustainable reindustrialization
Yet the US expends huge amounts of its resources just to maintain its mo
netary hegemony and thus ensure its financial sector offers higher pay and return on inv
estment compared with the real economy sectors, which helps it to maintain its advantage in
companies, Lu said that as for foreign enterprises operating in Chi
na, there is no need for them to worry as long as their businesses are law-abiding.
S President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Wednesd
ay in which he declared a national economic emergency and banned the technology and
services of “foreign adversaries” deemed to pose “unacceptable risks” to US national security.
The US intention is so obvious that media outlets around the world have without exception interpr
eted this as targeting Huawei, by excluding the Chinese telecommunications giant from US networks.
Washington has repeatedly claimed that Huawei’s equipment poses a security threat, but for all the sound and fury, it sign
ifies nothing, as it has never produced any credible evidence, indeed any evidence at all.
ew stage of preparation for the Games,” said Chen Jining, mayor of Beijin
g and executive president of the 2022 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee. “We will end
eavor 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
Water Cube, both 2008 venues — underlined Beijing’s focus on sustainability in prepa
ring 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 v
enues needed in Beijing’s downtown, where all ice sports will be staged, will use existing faciliti
es built for 2008. Repurposing projects, such as transforming the Water Cube (which hosted swimming in 2008) into a
curling arena by filling the pool with steel structures and making ice on the surface, are well underway.
arned against further raising tariffs. “Increasing tariffs will only continue to harm America