rtunities provided by the initiative and the strategy, which for the EU me
mber states would also complement relevant EU initiatives, said the guidelines.
Announcing that 2020 will be the Year of China-CEEC Agricultural Diversity Cooperation, the p
articipants said they support expansion and deepening of cooperation in sustainable agriculture through
academic discussions, project docking, talent training and exhibitions as well as forums.
More Chinese people take trips during holidays compared to 10 years ago, according to official statistics and academic reports.
Both the number of domestic and outbound tourists have seen
a steady increase from 2008 to 2018, with the number of domestic tourists rocketing from
merely 1.71 billion in 2008 to a stunning 5.54 billion in 2018, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show.
Tourists in China have become more active in spending their public
holidays on traveling, according to a report from China Tourism Academy.
conomy and Informatization, the trade-in program targets the 603,000
vehicles complying with State-III emissions standards or below in this city.
Shanghai also encourages owners of public service vehicles — such as buses, sanitation vehi
cles, postal cars, taxis and light logistics vehicles — to replace their current vehicles with electric ones.
The city will improve auto financing, leasing and used car trading, as well as the construction of charging poles and hydrogen
refueling stations, to promote the use of new energy vehicles, the commission added.
The Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation G
roup (SAIC), China’s largest automobile manufacturer, has set up a 3 billion yuan fu
nd to support the trade-in program, with trade-in models limited to its Roewe, MG and Maxus brands.
A gasoline vehicle trade-in would enjoy a subsidy of 10,000 yuan per vehicle, while a new en
ergy vehicle trade-in would receive a subsidy of 15,000 yuan, the manufacturer said.
In fact, the group had lowered prices of its Roewe- and MG-branded
vehicles last month, in response to China’s VAT reduction policy that started April 1.
them for the past 20-odd years,” she said.Currently, the zoo is busy preparing for the pandas’
travel back to China and trying its best to make them feel comfortable during the trip, Thomas added.
Many zoo visitors lined up to say goodbye to the pandas, and wrote down their best wishes on cards
and posted them on a friendship wall set up in front of the panda exhibition halls.
The farewell celebration will run through April 27.
The San Diego Zoo is globally recognized and a San Diego ic
on by hosting more than 4 million guests each year.
Late civil servant on ‘long march’ fighting poverty
Female civil servant Ma Xinjuan died, at the age of 39, only a
few months before Shangyan Village was lifted out of poverty in 2018.
“She was like the peach blossoms,” said Ma Caiqin, a villager of Shangyan. Peach blossoms are common during spring scene
ry at this once impoverished village in northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region.
But when Ma Xinjuan, former Party secretary of Huangh
ua Township, first came to the village, she received antipathy from some villagers.
udents’ trust. Upon arrival, they were not only faced with the high altitude and thin
ner atmosphere, but also naughty students with a low level of basic knowledge.
Wang Qiming, a history teacher from Huai’an city, Jiangsu, said he experienced some friction when he taught his first class in 2015.
“The students knew less than those in Jiangsu. They didn’t behave well in class or listen to me, so if the situation had not been
handled carefully－if I had become impatient or irritated－the tension could have been harmful,” he said.
Wang decided to proceed slowly and adjust his schedule to match t
he students’ poor skills. He quickly realized that even the seniors sometimes acted like young chi
ldren and needed coaxing and incentives, which many local teachers overlooked.
“Many local teachers have problems. For example, when they teach a class, they may think th
at they have taught a lot at a slow pace with enough detail, and they get annoyed if students don’t remember. In
fact, you should give the children time to digest, sparing five minutes in each class to help them review the work,” he said.
Xiang Zuofu, a professor of wildlife conservation at Central South University of Forestr
y and Technology in Hunan province and one of the leading authors of the study, said the phenomenon called allom
aternal nursing is not unusual among mammals including humans, but it’s the first evidence in an Old World monkey.
“Without the nanny, the golden snub-nosed monkeys might have become extinct,” Xia
ng said in an interview on Friday. “Golden monkeys are conceived every two years and they bear only one bab
y a time. If there is no allomaternal nursing, the survival rate of their infants would only be 20 to 30 percent.”
However, the rate may soar to over 50 percent under natural conditions when offspring also are nursed by other female monkeys, he said.
Golden snub-nosed monkeys live in high-elevation temperate forests in Hubei, Sichuan, Shaanxi an
d Gansu provinces. The cold, five-month-long winters, with nighttime temperatures easily dropping belo
w freezing, pose great challenges for them in raising infants, as do strong seasonal changes in the availability of food.
hina and the United States will hold their eighth round of high-level economic and trade cons
ultations in Beijing on Friday, with “much work” remaining to be done, the Ministry of Commerce said.
Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said on Thursday that the two nations have made some progre
ss through recent phone discussions between Vice-Premier Liu He and US Trade Representative Robert Ligh
thizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “But there remains much work to be done,” he said.
To iron out differences over certain economic and trade issues, China and the US have b
een intensifying their consultations. Next week, Liu will visit Washington for the ninth round of talks.
Negotiators from both sides are striving to implement consensuses reached betw
een the countries’ leaders in December, Gao said at a regular news conference.
came to Europe again in his first overseas trip this year, manifesting the great importance China attaches to Europe, Wang said.
In a world of unprecedented transformations, Xi noted that a stable, strategic and reciprocal China-EU relationship is urgently needed.
Wang said during his visit, Xi had in-depth communication with the European leaders to discuss cooperation in internation
al issues and reached important consensus of adhering to multilateralism, and discarding isolationism and unilateral moves.
He also said Xi and the European leaders agreed to enhance coordination and cooperation wit
hin the UN system, give full play to the constructive role of global and regional multilateral mechanisms s
uch as the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and Group of 20 and the EU, and
actively contribute to solving international conflicts, combating climate change and promoting sustainable development.
In his keynote speech at the global governance forum, Xi raised “four deficits” in global affairs including governance deficit, tru
st deficit, peace deficit and development deficit. To address these deficits, he proposed a four-pronged approach of fairness and reas
onableness, consultation and understanding, joint efforts and mutual assistance and mutual benefit and win-win results.
suggested that if there were any disagreements, they were between the brothers, and not the wives.
The royal press pack has pushed back against accusations that they are b
iased against Meghan. They say they are just doing their job, covering the news witho
ut prejudice, and they claim they do far more positive stories about Meghan than negative ones. But online trolls have exp
loited the “othering” of Meghan on online news sites and gossip pages and reports of a feud between her and Kate
.Hope Not Hate researcher Patrik Hermansson said he was surprised to see discussions about Meghan, which he des
cribed as “pure conspiracy theories,” suggesting she isn’t really pregnant but is wearing a fake baby bump.
”The way I understand that … it’s an attempt to distrust and make her seem unreliable and distrustful,” he said.
Meghan and Harry’s forthcoming child will be the first known mixed-race baby in the roy
al family’s thousand-year history. Adegoke, the author, said speculation is rife about his or her likely appearance.
Beijing will invest 235.4 billion yuan ($35.2 billion) in 300 key projects focusing on infrastructure construction, improve
ment of people’s livelihoods and high-tech industries this year, director of the city’s Development and Reform Com
mission Tan Xuxiang said at a working conference yesterday, Beijing Business Today reported.
Among these projects, construction and installation investment is estimated to reach 124.3 billion yuan, the director added.
177 key infrastructure construction projects, including
those related to the city’s sub-center in East Beijing’s Tongzhou district and the improvement of
the southern city, will take 82 percent of total construction investment, around 101.4 billion yuan.
The total number of projects for the improvement of residents’ liv
elihoods, such as hospitals and affordable housing, doubled from 57 in 2018 to 100 this year.
need money.”Lankov is one of the few foreigners ever to study at Kim Il Sung University, the country’s most pr