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.
More than 60 percent of children and teenagers in China do not get enough sleep, according to a report released by the Chinese Sleep Research Society on Sunday.
The survey showed 63 percent of children and teenagers in China sleep for less than eight ho
urs a day, the minimum sleeping time to ensure health for such a group, the report said.
The survey, conducted at the end of last year and January this year, covered nearly 70,000 ch
ildren and teenagers aged from 6 and 17 across China, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
Heavy school work loads and popularization in the use of electronics products are th
e top two major causes for lack of sleep among children and teenagers in China, the report said, addi
ng that 8.4 percent of the group are still busy with homework after 11 pm from Monday to Thursday.
China Railway Rolling Stock Corp or CRRC, the world’s largest railway vehicle manufacturer by sales revenue, is riding an export boom of late.
It exported its electric multiple units or EMUs to Brazil in 2012. This was followed by or
ders for EMUs and freight trains to Chile last year. The company will work with Argentina to revamp the So
uth American country’s aging rail network, including both passenger and cargo trains.
It is now eager to enhance its ability to offer a clutch of railway services as many count
ries have surging demand to either upgrade or expand their railroad networks.
Countries are acutely aware that modern railway networks can support trade, investment and to
urism. This is particularly true for countries in South America, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and
Africa that are participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, according to Lou Qiliang, CRRC’s vice-president.
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.
China and the United States are expected to come to an agreement soon over trade frictions, analysts said, as the negotiating teams a
re reported to be discussing the wording of an accord and considering applying the brakes to their tariff standoff.
They made the prediction after Chinese and US officials said there had been concrete p
rogress on multiple issues in the latest round of trade talks in Washington.
During the latest talks, held from Thursday to Sunday in Washington, the seventh round since February of last year, th
e two sides focused on the text of an agreement, the Chinese delegation said, according to a Xinhua News Agency report.
The negotiators also had made substantial progress on such specific issues as technology transfers, protection of i
ntellectual property rights, nontariff barriers, the service industry, agriculture and exchange rates, the delegation said.
On the basis of the latest progress, the two sides are expected to continue their work
into the next stage, in accordance with the instructions of the two countries’ top leaders, according to Xinhua.
Over the next four days, about 100,000 people in Barcelona are expected to traipse through the halls of Mobile Worl
d Congress, one of the tech industry’s biggest events. All the biggest players in the world use it to showcase new products.
One company really stands out this year: China’s Huawei. Walking
out of the Barcelona airport, there’s a Huawei hospitality stand. The company’s bran
ding dots the city. The lanyards conference attendees wear around their necks are decorated with the Huawei name.
There’s a good reason everyone is focused on Huawei, one of the world’s largest makers of telecom equipment.
Huawei is a crucial part of China’s efforts to advance superfast 5G wir
eless networks and today is caught in a life or death battle with the US government.
The United States claims that Huawei poses a potential national security threat. Last month, US prosecutors revealed cri
minal charges against the company, alleging that Huawei stole trade secrets and worked to skirt US sanctions on Iran.
If Europe’s leaders, diplomats and security professionals had a vote in the 2020 US presidential elections, it doesn’t see