As landmarks of the International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 Beijing China, the China Pavilion and the Inter
national Pavilion are attracting large numbers of visitors thanks to their unique designs and functions.
Covering an area of 5 square kilometers, the expo is being held in the capital’s Yanqing district.
Following the ancient wisdom of the Chinese people, the China Pavilion takes the shape of a green b
uilding that can “breathe” and has “life”, as described on the exhibition’s official website.
Core portions of the pavilion are composed of terraced fields. Fun
ctions of both irrigation and insulation are at play, and th
e fields help reduce energy consumption of the building while also offering heating or cooling functions.
nergy of all parties, Belt and Road cooperation will definitely become deep and concrete, steady and extensive,” the report said.
“The Belt and Road will become a road of peace, prosperity, opening up, green development, innovatio
n, connected civilizations, and clean government. It wi
ll make economic globalization become more open, inclusive, balanced and beneficial to all.”
China will improve its oversight of human related scientific research and medic
al tests under draft laws and amendments submitted to China’s top legislature for review on Saturday.
Medical and scientific research related to human genes and embryos mi
ght present risks to health or violate ethics, and they must be strictly regulated therefore, said She
n Chunyao, senior legislator of the Constitution and Law Committee of the National People’s Congress.
A new item has been added to the country’s draft civil law, requiring that all
medical and scientific research related to human genes and embryos must f
ollow strict rules, laws and regulations, and should not pose a threat to people’s health or violate moral or ethical codes.
have improved the company’s stocking and inventory processes.
“Earlier we were reliant on the intuitions and experience of the local operation team. With the
use of technology like AI and big data, we are getting more accurate answers.”
As a larger and older retailer, Walmart has constantly worked with startups, said McMillon, citing the new Omega 8 platf
orm that enables retail innovation startups to collaborate with Walmart China to create better services for customers.
McMillon cited the example of a scanning ring developed by a starup for
Walmart that shortens pickup time for JD Daojia orders to less than 10 minutes and impr
ovements in the overall efficiency by 50 percent. Walmart’s WeChat mini-program has over 30 million members and is
developing an e-commerce service based on WeChat to help customers shop more easily and more accurately.
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.
wing contributions to global growth tend to mask its extremely unbala
nced development and widening gaps between the rich and the poor. That’s why before determin
ing whether a country is developed or not－and to present a comprehensive picture of its economy－the entire
gamut of the country’s economic data, including its aggregate and per capita GDP, should be taken into consideration.
The WTO treats developing and developed countries differently because some developing and least-developed countries
were deprived of their development rights and thus their chances to develop in the past because of colon
ialism and militarism. The WTO provides special treatment for some countries to ensure all economies get the chance
to develop without the fear of being squashed by the developed countries and their discriminative policies.
That China and the European Union, two staunch supporters of multilateralism and free tr
ade, reaffirmed their commitment at the China-EU Summit in Brussels on Tuesd
ay to cooperate on WTO reform, in order to ensure its continued relevance and allow it to meet the global trade c
hallenges is encouraging. The consensus reached between the two sides will help carry the WTO reform forward.
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.
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
ssed in 2015 when the United Kingdom tried to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a China-initiated multilateral financial institution, and said
it was only when all other European countries signed up for it that those concerns began to dissipate.
“I expect the same thing to happen now (about the BRI),” he said.
Sun Zhaolong, a researcher at the Academy of Contemporary China and World Stud
ies, wrote in an article that Italy’s involvement in the BRI will play an exemplary role in attracting more cou
ntries to the platform for international cooperation while allaying concerns of some countries over the initiative.
Former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi also said in an interview with China N
ews Service that Italy could be a protagonist in Belt and Road cooperation with China.
During their talks, Xi and Conte also agreed that the two countries should jointly up
hold multilateralism, promote free trade and cement ties between China and the European Union.
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.
Premier Li Keqiang delivered the government work report at the second session of the 13th National People’s Congress that opened in Beijing on Tuesday.