Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan said a slew of measures will be taken this year to boost China’s social consumption, such as improving urban consumption, to promote
consumption upgrades, expand rural consumption, and develop service consumption while optimizing service supply.
The country will upgrade a number of pedestrian streets, optimize the layout of convenience stores, and encourage brand development and franchising.
The country will promote “selling agricultural products to the cities, while selling industr
ial products to the countryside”.hina’s investment environment is expected to become more stab
le, open and transparent, as the draft foreign investment law stipulates foreign enterprises will receive pre-established nati
onal treatment plus a negative list management system, according to the Ministry of Commerce on Saturday.
The foreign investment law is expected to help establish an environment where foreign co
mpanies can compete fairly in China, and better protect the legitimate rights and interests of foreign investors, Wang
Shouwen, vice-minister of commerce, said at a news conference during the two sessions.
Wang also cited that the law will protect the intellectual property rights of foreign investors an
d encourage technology cooperation based on voluntary principles and commercial rules.
d in the city, and one in every eight buses is produced by Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co, he said.
Through such efforts as opening cargo train routes to Europe and encouraging cross-border e-co
mmerce, Zhengzhou has helped implement the Belt and Road Initiative and benefited from it, he added.
“We truly feel that the Belt and Road has turned into roads of peace, prosperity, openness, innovation and civilization,” he said.
Tang Yuxiang, an NPC deputy and also board chairman of Zhengzhou Yutong Bus, said that since the Belt and Road Init
iative was put forward in 2013, the company has made overseas markets a strategic priority.
bras and fish maw recorded year-on-year increases of 81.03, 61.95 and 124 percent, respectively.
Women’s per-customer transaction on Tmall has been increasing for the last two years, with an increase of 8.85 percent in 2018. Wo
men’s spending power in quasi-first-tier cities is also catching up with that of women in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Hangzhou, Nanjing and Xiamen last year joined Shanghai and Beijing as the cities with the h
ighest spend per transaction, while Guangzhou and Shenzhen dropped out of the top five.
Based on their findings Tmall released an independence index of women, which argu
es that women in first-tier and new first-tier cities are becoming more independent.
Among the cities with the highest independence indic
es, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hangzhou comprise the top five.
but also people who are very pro-Meghan, about recessive genes, about whether the baby will have an afro, whether the baby will have its mother’s nose,” she said.
”There’s all these coded conversations happening about what the baby will look like, and it sounds really horr
ible to think, but a lot of people offered up the idea that the blacker the baby looks, the worse its treatment will be.”
Hermansson said the anti-Meghan trolls have also seized on themes like so-called “cultural decline.”
”Meghan Markle fits into this bigger idea of the West and the UK in d
ecline,” he said. “She does that by not fitting in, by being who she is, which is mixed race. Pe
ople tie these things so much to what they think it means to be British, which is white. So, it has a racial element to it.”
”But there’s also this idea of cultural decline — [that] what we were before, a strong palace, a monarchy, an empire … is falli
ng apart, and that of course is brought on by these other far-right conspiratorial ideas, like what mass imm
igration is doing with our society, the replacement of British people of British culture.”
at 18.39 trillion yuan ($2.74 trillion), well below the official ceiling of 21 trillion yuan. The loc
al debt ratio of 76.6 percent is also much lower than the international warning line of 100 percent to 120 percent.
The government has said there will be no major changes in the government debt ratio in the years
to come versus the level in 2017, and, more important, it has vowed to increase the transparency of government debts.
Hopefully, this will help root out the exaggerated fears about a syste
mic financial meltdown, so that doomsayers will no longer have an excuse to cry wol
f.n 2018, the average monthly salary of Chinese women was 6,497 yuan, which was 78.3 percent of that of men, an incr
ease of 8.7 percentage points over the previous year, according to a report on China’s gender gap in workplaces, relea
sed by online recruitment website zhipin.com on Wednesday. The report said that jobs, industries and seniority we
re the top three contributing factors of the gender pay gap, while education could help narrow it.
for Disease Control and Prevention, said the latest study done in Britain shows the possibility of
curing HIV/AIDS through stem-cell transplants and is a ray of hope to those living with HIV.
“However, it is still too early to say the method can by copied and promoted extensively to treat people with HIV,” Wu said.
A big hurdle in such research is the difficulty of finding donors with the CCR5 delta 32 ge
netic mutation, given that the percentage of people with the mutation is very low among the total population, he said.
“Besides, there are different subtypes of HIV, which require different coreceptors to produce an infection,” he said. “Other HIV co
receptors exist besides CCR5, so such a method will not be effective in treating HIV if the virus infects through oth
er coreceptors,” he said. Coreceptors create a docking area on cells for HIV infection.
Wu Hao, a professor of infectious diseases at Beijing Youan Hospital, said the research is important and may have valu
e in the search for a cure for HIV patients. Some Chinese researchers are also conducting similar research, he said.