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despite the security concerns it faces in some markets. Huawei has repeatedly said the
security llegations it faces are groundless and not supported by any factual evidence.
The city competition for talents in China heats up, as an incre
asing number of cities offer favorable housing policies to attract residents.
Ningbo in East China’s Zhejiang province is one of the most recent entrants to join in. L
ast Sunday, the city published its latest policy interpretation for talent attraction.
Fresh undergraduates and postgraduates moving to Ningbo for employment are given a one-off living sub
sidy of 10,000 yuan ($1,490) and 30,000 yuan, respectively. The city also offers a 200,000 to 600,000 yuan home purchase sub
sidy and a maximum of 8 million yuan in household settlement subsidies for eligible high-end talents.
Hohhot, the northern city in China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, offers qualified graduate
s 50 percent off for home purchases and two years of free accommodation in certain districts of the city to lure skilled personnel.
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.
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.
grower in Laixi of Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, has been able to grow peach trees into the shapes of tab
les and chairs. The price of one of his peach branch chairs has now reached more than 20,000 yuan ($2,987).
In a farm in Jimo district of Qingdao, Zhang, 65, says that he plans to grow the tables and chairs at a ratio of four to one: four chairs to each table.
Zhang said that he started planting peach trees 15 years ago. He used to be a carpen
ter and often made wooden furniture, so, when planting peach trees, he liked to collect the roots of va
rious materials and use them for making ornaments, tables, chairs, figures, flowers, birds, and other root carvings.
As the raw materials became scarce however, Zhang had another idea, asking, “Can I p
lant tables and chairs myself?” Although his family were initially skeptical, Zhang persisted.
Still, presidential vetoes occur more often than you might think. Every president since Garfield has vetoed at least
one bill. The younger Bush was the first president since John Quincy Adams to go a full four years without a veto, acco
rding to the Congressional Research Service. The House, which was Republican-led for Bush’s entire first term,
was protecting him from bills he opposed. Barack Obama, similarly, had help on Capitol Hill for most of his pr
esidency, just as Trump has. But Obama did veto two bills even when Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress.
The President with the most vetoes was Democrat Roosevelt, wi
th 635, although he also served the longest in the White House (12 years). All those vetoes cam
e even though Roosevelt enjoyed Democratic majorities for his entire time in the White House.
If you plot vetoes alongside how closely aligned Congress is
to the president, it used to be quite common for a president to veto bills from a House and Senate ali
gned with him. This data comes from The American Presidency Project at the University of California at Santa Barbara.