ickly spread across the country as a way to express people’s gratitude toward the firefighters and wishes for their safety.
In Tongxiang, Zhejiang province, the fire and rescue bureau even received a car key, along with a letter.
“The car has been maintained, please feel free to use it. I hope the car will be of use in your work,” it said, accor
ding to a Sina Weibo post by the Fire and Rescue Bureau of the Ministry of Emergency Management.
The letter was signed by “Sichuan citizen”. The officers found the donor, a secondhand
car seller from Sichuan, thanked him and eventually talked him into taking back his car, according to the ministry.
As the gifts and heartwarming notes have become a trending topic on social media, experts said the enhancement of people’s fire s
afety and prevention awareness will help ease firefighters’ burden and better protect their safety.
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.
foodstuffs to more than 1,000 people in the shelter, and also provided medical services to more than 800 people, the ministry said.
The Chinese aid team arrived in Mozambique on Monday as the first foreign
aid team sent abroad by the country’s recently established top emergency management authority.
The UN said Tuesday that Cyclone Idai has affected almos
t 3 million people in southern Africa, with almost 500,000 driven from their homes.
The cyclone hit Mozambique early March 15 and unleashed hurricane-force winds and rain th
at flooded much of the center of the country and then hit eastern Zimbabwe and Malawi.
According to an Agence France-Presse toll, compiled from government and UN figu
res, more than 700 people have been killed in Mozambique and Zimbabwe and hundreds are missing.
Bank of Beijing Co Ltd said on Friday that it has got the necessary board approvals for the estab
lishment of a joint venture with Netherlands-based ING Bank NV, in which the latter will be the majority partner.
With a total investment of 3 billion yuan ($448 million), the forthcoming joint-venture bank, which is still waiting for regulat
ory approval, may become China’s first commercial lender in which a foreign shareholder has a controlling int
erest. According to the plan, ING Bank will hold a 51 percent stake, and Bank of Beijing 49 percent.
Drawing on the experience of ING Bank in the successful development of direct banking services, the joint venture will build
a brand in the area of digital banking with the help of financial technologies and try to become a benc
hmark in terms of the implementation of China’s push to further open up its financial sector to for
eign investors, said the mid-tier commercial lender BOB in an announcement.
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.
indicate, is the emphasis that is now being put on helping private companies and protecting intellectual property rig
hts. The top court’s report, for instance, vowed to “enhance judicial protection for intellectual property rig
hts, promote the transfer of old and new kinetic energies, and serve the economy’s high-quality development”. And
in addition to completing international business dispute resolution mechanisms related to the Belt and Road Initi
ative, it has pledged to offer “equal protection for legal rights and interests of all kinds of market entities”.
This reflects the importance the country has attached to unswervingly encouraging, supporting and guiding the develop
ment of the nonpublic sector and shows the judicial and procuratorial organs will play their due roles in pro
moting the country’s all-around opening-up by ensuring a level and rules-based playing field.
In essence, the two reports made clear that security, democracy, rule of law, fairnes
s and justice, and a better environment are the focus of judicial and procuratorial work in the new era.
Beijing’s new international airport finished its flight inspections on Sunday, 19 days ahead of schedule, according to the civil aviation authority.
At 10:20 am, an aircraft taking off from Beijing Capital Internation
al Airport in the northeastern part of the city landed smoothly on the northern run
way at Beijing Daxing International Airport. The Civil Aviation Administration’s North China Regional Bu
reau called the event a “successful completion” in a news release, referring to its series of flight inspections.
The inspections, which lasted for 34 days, started on Jan 22 and were suppo
sed last until March 15 to cover the airport’s four runways, six landing systems, lighting facilities and other services.
Flight inspections, which all airports must undergo before opening, are designed to ensure the airport’s flight pro
cedures and aviation navigational aids will be ready for operation, according to the news release.
Daxing airport is scheduled to be completed by June 30 and enter commercial operation before Sept 30.
said. In 2018, trade in goods between China and countries within the re
gion covered by the BRI stood at $1.3 trillion, a 16.3 percent increase year-on-year. It w
as 3.7 percentage points higher than the growth rate of China’s overall external trade.
More than 13,000 China Railway Express trains have traveled along the BRI routes to date, l
inking cities in China with 49 cities in 15 European countries, including London, he added.
Rona Fairhead, the UK’s minister of state for trade and export promotion, said trade be
tween the two countries is worth more than 66 billion pounds ($86 billion) annually.
“UK exports to China continue to go from strength to strength,” she said. “In this n
ew year, I very much look forward to continuing our close level of engagement w
ith China. It is clear that there is still untapped demand for British goods and services in the Chinese market.”
No Spring Festival feast in China, especially in the north, is complete without a steamin
g plate of homemade dumplings, little pockets of juicy flavour packed with a range of ingredients inc
luding pork, chives, tofu, carrot, mutton, cabbage and just about anything else you can think of.
Chinese Lunar New Year, otherwise known as Spring Festival, falls on the 5th February this year
, and will see people travel from all over the country to enjoy a reunion dinner with their families. This din
ner is the most important celebration on the Chinese calendar, taking place on Lunar New Year’s Eve.
But why do these fiddly little snacks continue to take pride of place on the reunion dinner table in China?
“It’s a tradition for Chinese people that everyone gathers together for a meal, in
cluding dumplings, on Spring Festival no matter how far away they are from hom
e. The dumplings contain a sort of affection when everyone gathers together for Spring Festival,” explained Wu C
uixia, as she showed me how to make the perfect dumplings just in time for the Lunar New Year.
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