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tional classifications in 1999. It included 1,838 jobs. From 2004 to 2009, China listed 120 new jobs in 12 batches.
In 2010, China started revising the reference book by adding new jobs, and finally published the latest edition of the reference
book in 2015. In the past four years, as new industries bred many new jobs, China renewed the listing of occupations.
The ministry said the regular releases of new job classifications could help boost employmen
t, reform vocational education and training, and assist with policymaking in the labor market.
National flags flew at half-staff in Xichang, capital of the Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture in Sichuan pro
vince, on Thursday, a day of mourning for the 30 lives lost battling a raging forest fire.
The State Council, China’s Cabinet, declared Thursday a day to honor the 30 people who w
ere confirmed on Monday to have died in the blaze — 27 members of the Xichang fire department, a local fore
stry official, a forestry staff member and a villager. They ranged in age from 19 to 49 years old.
A 50-year-old forestry official, who was missing in the wildfire, was reported on Thursday afternoon to have been killed.
niversity and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Genetics and Development Biology. Their findings were published in the journal Science on Friday.
About 20 years ago, scientists discovered that plants, like animals, have robust immune sys
tems that can protect them from pathogens including viruses, fungi, bacteria and parasites.
Plants also have a unique “lure and catch” immune response to de
al with pathogens that have breached their cellular defense, but exactly how this work
ed remained unknown, said Zhou Jianmin, a researcher at the institute and one of the main scientists behind the study.
To probe this mystery, Zhou and his team investigated a protein called AvrAC, which is pro
duced by a bacterial pathogen that causes black rot on cabbage. The bacterium injects AvrAC int
o plant cells, where it acts as a “biochemical weapon” weakening the plant’s immune system.
They discovered that some plants have evolved to carry a resistance protein called ZAR1 that can detect bacterial prot
eins like AvrAC. These plants use special proteins as “bait” and trick the bacterial protein into attacking them inst
ead. While the bait is being attacked, ZAR1 is activated to form a multiprotein structure called resistosome, Zhou said.
Chinese startup Ofo has denied it is bankrupt, and claimed all is w
ell at the bike-sharing company in a statement released on Tuesday.
According to media reports, Beijing Baikeluoke Technology Co, one of Ofo’s operat
ors, was involved in a bankruptcy case on March 25, listed on the national bankruptcy disclosure platform.
Ofo, however, insists it is not bankrupt, saying that its debt-related litigation and negotiations are still underway.
The company has been suffering financial problems for the past few m
onths, with tens of millions of users waiting for refunds since the second half of last year.
To compound matters for the company, unpaid bills resulted in several lawsuits in the same period.
ng Wu. He planned to invite her to move in, but Wu didn’t want to leave her apartmen
t at the Social Welfare Institute of Wuhan in Jianghan district, where she had been residing for four years. So Han move
d to the institute, into an apartment across from Wu. He would call her every morning and they would eat three meals together.
On Nov 1, 2018, the two tied the knot. Han gave Wu a one-karat diamond ring at their wedding ceremony.
he institute arranged for them a suite, which has turned into a cozy home with their careful arrangement. Han’s books, newspap
ers and magnifying glasses and Wu’s handwork sit on the desk, while Han’s favorite calligraphy works hang on the wall.
Wu learns singing during the day and Han reads newspapers. When he plays Chinese che
ss, she sits and watches him. Sometimes they do handwork together, watch the TV news and order takeout food.
Han said he did astronomy research when he was young and Wu did oil exploration
, both areas requiring field work, so they have a lot of common topics to talk about every day.
On Thursday afternoon, they shot their wedding photos at the garden of the Social Welfare Institute. Han said, “I’m so happy.”
should substantially reduce ticket prices for off-season and peak season. Price reduction for all tickets cannot be replac
d with lower prices for tickets bought through certain channels and for certain groups or schedules.
In the meantime, supervision should be strengthened for the price
of transportation vehicles, cable cars, cruise ships, parking and other services.
Weaving and preferential policies of tickets for designated groups, including soldiers, juveni
les, old people and those with disabilities, should be fully carried out, the document added.China will train ab
out a million farmers this year to use pesticides in a more environmentally-friendly way and promote green de
velopment of the agricultural sector, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
The training will be conducted by the ministry’s national agricultural technol
ogy promotion center, with assistance from the China Crop Protection Industry Association, the non
governmental organization Crop Life China, and the China Association of Pesticide Development and Application.
tribute to deleveraging, Hu said.
“The large-scale reduction of taxes and fees could efficiently reduce burdens on enterpris
es and strengthen their ability to repay debts and absorb equity financing,” she said.
Zhu Min, chair of the National Institute of Financial Research at Tsinghua University, sai
d it is clear that China will “move more on fiscal policy than monetary policy” to offset short-term economic challenges.
This year’s tax and fee cut on enterprises－worth nearly 2 trillion yuan ($297.8 billion)－is “really encouraging”, which will
improve their productivity and efficiency, said Zhu, a former deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund.
The debt level, especially for State-owned enterprises, is still high, Zhu said, making i
t necessary to continue deleveraging to contain risks and achieve sustainable growth.
Foreign Exchange, said, “China has ample room to maneuver and take measures toward deleveraging.”
That conclusion is based on the debt structure and interest rate level, he said.
“When we’re talking about deleveraging and maintaining stable growth, I think the focus for seve
ral years has been on quality growth, not just any growth,” he said.Chinese President Xi Jinping met wit
h New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Monday in Beijing. They agreed to continuously enrich the China-New
Zealand comprehensive strategic partnership based on the principles of mutual trust and mutual benefit.his year’s Government Work Report said th
at “major progress was made in boosting the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region”. In the years since t
he central government put forward the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development plan, local authorities have taken a series of me
asures, including working on key issues such as top design, to help shift Beijing’s noncapital functions to nei
ghboring locations, integrating the region’s transport network and better strengthening environmental protection.
China’s birthrate has been on a decline over the past few years, and now the number of people tying the proverbial knot is also heading lower.
Last year, the marriage rate nationwide dipped to 7.2 newly wedded couples per 1,000 people, dropp
ing for the fifth consecutive year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
The rate stood at 9.9 per 1,000 in 2013, and was 7.7 in 2017.
The declining figures come as the China is grappling with fewer newborns and a mounting number of divorces.
The birthrate was 10.94 per 1,000 on the Chinese mainland last year, down from 12.43 in 2017, the bureau said.
Meanwhile, couples deciding to end their marriages were rising rapidly, reaching 3.2 divorces
per 1,000 people in 2017, said the Social Service Development Statistical Bulletin of 2017. The number was only 2.0 in 2010.