Since Myanmar embarked on its political transition, political elites in the country have championed that peace is the premise for econo
mic and social development. In the first two years of the government led by National League for Democracy (NLD), Nay Pyi Taw devoted a lot
of efforts to promoting national reconciliation with the hope of making a major breakthrough and consolidating public su
pport. Regrettably, results are not satisfactory. The NLD government is currently locked in a stalemate over national reconciliation.
It has also performed poorly in boosting the economy and improving people’s lives. Main economic in
dicators suggest that since the NLD government assumed power, Living standards haven’t su
bstantially improved, and more economic problems have surfaced to plague the country. One of the main rea
sons why the NLD lost seats in the 2018 elections is the government’s lackluster economic performance. If the ec
onomy doesn’t improve, it will inevitably affect the NLD’s potential for victory in the 2020 election.
Therefore, the NLD government is now attaching increasing importance to economic and livel
ihood issues. It has issued a string of policies to attract foreign investment. Take the new Mya
nmar Companies Act. Under the law, foreigners are permitted to take up to a 35 percent stake in local companies and bu
sinesses with foreign stakes of more than 35 percent will be classified as a foreign company, which facilitates co
operation between foreign investors and local businessmen and will help attract more foreign investment.
ch year is linked to how rapid urbanization has driven and been driven by China’s historically
high annual economic growth rates over the past four decades of reform and opening-up.
With the benefits of migration increasingly visible, and the main obstacles to rural-to-urban migration removed (including through massively ex
panded transport infrastructures), the number of internal migrants has increased by 35 times between 1982 and 2018.
However, China’s household registration system complicates the migration process. For m
any reasons, a major unintended effect of migration has been the creation of large populations of left-beh
ind family members－elderly parents, spouses and children, each of these subsets totaling tens of millions.
Beyond the gift-sharing and merrymaking of family reunions, Spring Festival pr
ovides opportunities for improving care arrangements for left-behind parents, spouses and children.
This social value of the festival is important since we know that despite on
going improvements, left-behind children and elderly people have poorer ac
cess to quality education, health and social protection services, compared with their peers in the big towns and cities.
Stock markets in China edged up on Tuesday as market sentiment was partly boosted by the news about the upcoming Bay Area blueprint.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.68 percent to close at 2,671.89
points, while the Shenzhen Component Index closed 1.15 percent higher at 8,010.07 points.
Gains were seen across Greater Bay Area-related sectors.
Kaisa Group, which owns lots of land in the bay area, surged 3.5 percent, while Shen
zhen International Holdings and Shenzhen Invest both notched healthy increases.
5G-related stocks were also up as China Tower closed 2.4 percent higher while Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable climbed 3.5 percent.
circulation industry development, said online sales have become an important engine to stimulate domestic spending and i
mports. “Durable consumer goods with high-tech features and branded foreign products have huge commercial potential,” Zheng said.
Chinese e-commerce giant JD reported robust sales between Feb 3 and Friday, with sales revenue jumpi
ng 42.74 percent year-on-year. Smartphones, computers and home appliances were the top three items on JD in terms of sales value.
Chinese consumers tend to buy high-quality and diversified products, the comp
any said. Kitchenware sales posted the strongest growth — 399 percent year-on-year. That was followed by furniture and
luggage, with their respective sales revenue up 185 percent and 148 percent, JD reported.
China UnionPay, the country’s largest bank card operater by market share, saw its total transaction volume over the ho
liday period reach 1.16 trillion yuan, jumping 71.4 percent year-on-year, the company said on Monday.
About 43 percent of those who plan to watch the game said the game is the most important part of the event, but 23 percent of the
people cite the commercials. Another 14 percent of the people consider getting together with fri
ends more important while 13 percent of the people are looking forward to the halftime show.
”The numbers vary from year to year, but regardless of the economy, politics or the
weather, most Americans manage to take a break every year for the Super Bowl,” Phi
l Rist, vice president of strategy at Prosper Insights & Analytics, said in a statement.
He added that “the big game is a day for big spending regardless of who plays or wins.”
The survey of 7,384 adults aged 18 and older was conducted between Jan. 2 and Jan. 9, bef
ore people knew what teams would play.The Chinese government has decided to grant a three-year
-long tax benefit to inspire self-employment and support small companies to hire more people in need.
Under a decision jointly announced Saturday by the Ministry of Finance, State Taxation Adm
inistration and other governmental departments, people in need who start a business can have 12,0
00 yuan (about 1,790 US dollars) deducted from their families’ annual share of taxes over three years.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visits residents’ homes in Qian
men area in central Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 1, 2019. Pr
esident Xi Jinping on Friday visited residents and primary-level officials in Beijing and exte
nded Lunar New Year greetings to Chinese people of all ethnic groups. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — President Xi Jinping on Friday visited Beijing’s primary-level ca
dres and residents in downtown neighborhoods ahead of the Sp
ring Festival and extended Lunar New Year greetings to Chinese people of all ethnic groups.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Milit
ary Commission, also inspected the preparation work for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
When inspecting the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, Xi stressed the cit
y’s glorious mission and weighty responsibility to safeguard the social stability of the national capital as 2019 ma
rks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Premier Li Keqiang vowed on Wednesday to cultivate a fair, transparent and predictable market environment to attract Europea
n investors, especially in high-end manufacturing, modern services and infrastructure in western China.
The premier also said China would like to expand two-way investment.
“European companies are welcome to pour investment into China. … We will encourage Chinese companies to invest in E
urope and hope the EU can facilitate the working visa process,” Li said on Wednesday. He spoke while co-chairing the
opening ceremony of the 11th EU-China Business Summit with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
The annual event, held in Beijing, brought together 600 people from 450 companies, the premier said.
growth of CR Express.Some 1,305 CR Express services have been carried out by Chengdu
Railway Corp, gradually forming an international logistic gateway in southwestern regions. A “s
ingle window” service serving CR Express was established in May. Customers can handle al
l paperwork related to the freight train service, such as customs clearance, at one window.
In China’s northern Erlianhaote border, the railway department built a fast pass lane. The time a CR Express train must stop
in Erlianhaote has been reduced by five hours to build the China-Mongolia-Russia economic gateway.
Road Initiative,” Li Wenxin, deputy general manager of China Railway Corp, said at the launch ceremony.
Measures to be taken include establishing transfer hubs to assemble co
ntainer cars for a train trip as needed, launching an international inf
Beijing time January 30, the NBA regular season continued, the Rockets home against the Pelicans. In this battle, Davis, Milotic,
Randall and Moore, Petton Jr. were absent from the Pelicans team, and Gordon ushered in a career of 600 mil
estones. Rockets dominated in the first half of the game, but the third Okafor big outbreak rate team overtook, th
e last part of the Pelicans team will expand the lead to 12 points, although Harden hit three points in a row, scoring 30
+ in 24 consecutive games, but the Rockets lost 116-121 to the Pelicans, three consecutive wins declared the end.
Data, Rockets Harden 37 points 11 rebounds 6 assists 4 steals, Paul 10 points 9
assists, Gordon 17 points, Farid 19 points 11 rebounds; Pelicans Okafor 27 points 12 rebounds, Hollerdy 19 points 6 re
bounds 8 assists 6 blocks, Clark 15 points, Fraser 10 points 10 assists, Miller 14 points, Jackson 10 points 7 rebounds.
It was Gordon’s 600th regular season in his career. After the opening game, he scored two consecutive three-point s
According to agence france-presse reported Wednesday, the Pacific island coun