Under a pilot scheme, the first group of six provinces and cities sold 6.8 billion yuan in bonds
at commercial bank counters to individual buyers between March 22 and early April.
The coupon rates are between 3.01 percent and 3.33 percent, higher than treasury b
onds issued by the central government as well as bank deposits with the same maturity.
Gross local bond issuances hit 1.18 trillion yuan in the first qua
rter, compared with only 219.5 billion yuan in the same period last year.
The total quota for 2019 local government bond issuances is 3.08 trillion yuan, according to the Ministry of Finance.
“About 60 percent of the bonds were issued for ongoing construction, especially
for shantytown renovation projects, railways and roads,” said Hao Lei, head of the ministry’s Budget Department.
While debt financing continues to grow, the government is experiencing sharp declin
es in fiscal revenue growth, especially from tax and land sales, official data showed.
China said Monday it will ease the requirements for permanent residency in many large cities as part of its new urbanization push.
Restrictions on permanent residence permits should be scrapped in cities with populations betw
een 1 million and 3 million, according to a document outlining key urbanization tasks this year release
d by the National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s top economic planner.
For cities with populations of 3 million to 5 million, the qualifications for such permits should be “fully relaxed,” and the restrict
ions for certain key groups of people to get such permits should be removed, the document said.
Previously, the country has already gradually abolished permanent residency r
estrictions in small and medium-sized cities and towns with populations below 1 million.
The NDRC document also demanded cities with populations abo
ve 5 million to improve their policies and drastically expand the scale of permanent residency.
ains into service. It said residents in the city would likely make about 340,000 trips by train on Friday.
Other branches of the railway system have also launched more runs to handle the increase of holiday passengers.
Tomb Sweeping Day, also known as Qingming Festival, fell on Friday this year. It i
s a traditional Chinese day on which people pay tribute to deceased family members,
friends and national heroes. Chinese people have used the day for spring outings since ancient times.
In recent years, the number of Chinese travelers, to both domestic and foreign destinations, d
uring the Tomb Sweeping Day holiday has increased annually, and most of them travel by rail for some or all of the j
ourney. For destinations within China, railways offer lower prices and more choices than airlines.
At present, China operates more than 131,000 kilometers of tracks. That fig
ure includes more than 29,000 km of high-speed rail, two-thirds of the global total.
Last year, China invested more than 338 billion yuan ($50 billion) in the construct
ion of 26 new railways and opened new lines totaling 4,683 km, most of them high-speed.
President Xi Jinping called upon civil affairs authorities to focus their efforts on meeting the requirements of poverty red
uction, special groups and matters of public concern in an instruction released on Tuesday.
The remark by Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of Central Mil
itary Commission, came as the 14th National Conference on Civil Affairs began in Beijing on Tuesday.
Xi said work related to civil affairs is related to the public’s well-being and the hearts a
nd minds of the people, and it is also fundamental work that extends a helping hand to those most in need.
Party committees and governments at various levels should stay committed to a people-cent
ered approach and improve their capacities in civil affairs services at the primary level, he said.
He also urged civil affairs authorities to enhance their Party building, stay comm
itted to advancing reform and innovations, better assume their responsibilities in ensur
of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump — I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until
they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad,” Trump told the conservative website.
Trump’s incessant appeals for his base are undeniably effective.
One Republican, Sen. Thom Tillis, of North Carolina, made an 11th
hour switch of his vote on the declaration of national emergency, falling into line behind the President.
A top GOP official in North Carolina told CNN’s Jim Acosta that
Tillis was under fierce pressure ahead of a potential primary challenge next year.
The official said, Tillis is “getting hit hard in the state.”
It wasn’t quite a George Clooney or Brad Pitt heist, but police say a brazen robbery attempt ended with gunfire and the suspect hospitalized in Las Vegas.
About 9:45 p.m. local time Friday, an armed man entered a packed Bell
agio Hotel and Casino and demanded money from a caged poker area, Las Vegas Met
ropolitan Police Capt. Nichole Splinter said.
He then fled and tried to steal a vehicle that ha
d just pulled into the valet lot, but he was immediately confronted by four police officers, Splinter said.
large catering enterprises, logistics companies and crayfish-trading markets, said Gong.
A staff member confirmed the news, saying that students are in high demand.
Crayfish cooking and nutrition majors were recruited as cooks, whi
le those studying catering management and marketing were mostly recruited for m
anagement positions – positions with an average monthly salary of over 10,000 yuan.
Given the good employment prospects, the school plans to this year expand its enrollment quot
a to 200 and offer new majors, including crayfish farming, to meet the industry’s changing demands.
When established in 2017, the school sparked considerable discussion and gained the nickname “crayfish school” bec
ause it was the country’s first vocational school to train talent specializing in crayfish.
A gap remained between what the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) wanted and what the United States wanted, US President Donald Trump said
at a press conference on Thursday, explaining the no-deal end to his second summit with the DPRK’s top leader Kim Jong-un.
Trump and Kim started the two-day summit Wednesday night with a brief one-on-one chat and a dinner and continu
ed their discussions the following day on concrete ways for peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The two leaders were originally scheduled to share events — a working lunch and a sig
ning ceremony for a possible joint statement — at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, but the
events were cancelled with no agreement reached, according to the White House.
After coming back to the J. W. Marriot Hotel, Trump told the press conference that Kim had a c
ertain vision which was not exactly the same as his, though their visions got “much closer” than they were a year ago.
“We have to walk… There is a gap,” Trump said.
There are no comments available from the DPRK for now.
Beijing said on Thursday it hopes dialogue between Pyongyang and Wash
ington will continue after the two sides failed to reach an agreement at their summit in Vietnam.
Moscow in January 28 (xinhua) 28 (reporter liu Yang) Russian police annou
nced that it had uncovered in Moscow the day before the national season, denis polyakov gallery of art th
eft, and capture, a 31-year-old male suspect stolen paintings were retrieved intact.
According to local media reports, a famous stolen pain
ting is a famous Russian painter al heap, because of the Cri
mean Mr Petri peak.27, a man from Moscow state column season denis polyakov gallery to remove the m
asterpieces in public, and then quietly left the scene.Gallery announced that the painting was stolen and later the police.
Interior ministry spokesman said irina volk 28, a
suspect in the interior and the federal security service (FSB) were arrested in the raids.The police, ac
cording to his account from Moscow on the outskirts of a construction site to find the stolen paintings of intact.
After a physical examination, wang li (a pseudonym) has become a “AIDS pati