East China remained the most developed region in 2017, wit

Designated traffic lanes will be set aside on Beijing-Chongli Expressway for smooth traffic flow during the upcoming 2019 Bei

jing International Horticultural Exhibition, the capital’s transport authorities said on Monday, Beijing News reported.

The expo, which will kick off on April 29 and run until Oct 7, is expected to attract 16 million visitors from home and abroad.

The special lanes will be put in use on weekends and national holidays

(Labor Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day) during the ho

rticultural exhibition, according to Beijing Municipal Commission of Transportation.

While the special lanes are in use, only public transport vehicles, large pass

enger cars, certified Beijing Expo vehicles, road maintenance vehicles and emergency vehi

cles, such as police cars, firefighting vehicles and ambulances, will be allowed to run on these lanes.

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In March alone, power generation rose nt from a year ear

 China’s power generation climbed 4.2 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, official data showed.

The pace of growth eased from 8 percent registered in the same period last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

In March alone, power generation rose 5.4 percent from a year earlier, up from a rise of 2.9 percent in the first two months.

Generation of hydroelectricity expanded 22 percent year-on-year in March

, the highest growth since March 2016, due to abundant water from southern regions.

The generation of nuclear power and solar power both posted faster year-on-year growth, at 31.7 percent and 12.9 percent respectively.

exhibition in Shanghai commemorates Alphonse Mucha’s greatest cre

ations and explores the motivations behind his pieces, Cao Chen reports in Shanghai.

Celebrated Czech artist Alphonse Mucha’s  art collection is now

being showcased at the Pearl Art Museum in Shanghai, featuring over 230 original wo

rks of art by the maestro, the biggest ever Mucha exhibition in China, according to the organizers.

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Xu said there have also been signs showing climate cha

ange has resulted in lower wind speeds in the region. There h

as been a downward trend for average wind speeds in the cluster si

nce 1960 and especially after 1990. This is in line with the weakening trend of wind speeds made up of cold air from L

ake Baikal in Russia, which penetrates into the region from the northwest

A multilateral tax cooperation mechanism under the Belt and Road Initiative was establ

ished on Thursday in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province. It aims to facili

tate cross-border trade and investment along BRI routes by helping resolve tax disputes.

The nonprofit mechanism, the Belt and Road Initiative Tax Admin

istration Cooperation Mechanism, or BRITACOM, includes tax authorities from 34 countr

ies and regions. Participating parties signed a memorandum of understanding and bec

ome council members on Thursday, including those from Kazakhstan, Uruguay and Nigeria.

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The national landmark has received thousands of visitors

from China and overseas since it opened in 1968. Leaders from more than 70 countries and over 600 delegations from 150 nations have visited it.

During the three days it reopened to the public before taking road traffic in December, the bridge had more than 200,000 visitors.

The 4,589-meter-long structure reopened after 27 months of repairs. As China’s first home-designed road and rail truss bridge, it has been p

raised and loved by many. A truss bridge is one whose load-bearing superstructure is composed of connected elements forming triangular units.

Liu Yong, 63, a retired teacher from Nanjing, said he was in elementary school when the bridge first op

ened. Without telling his parents and teachers, he and his classmates walked more than 10 kilometers to see it.

“It was the most magnificent structure I had ever seen. When our relatives visited Nanjing, we

took them to see the bridge instead of visiting other well-known places of interest,” Liu said.

Zhou Lei, who lives in a residential community near the bridge, said that when he was an elementary school student in Ya

ncheng, Jiangsu, his father promised him that he would take him to see the bridge if he had high scores in his final exam.

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The World Bank, Malpass said, is willing to work con

A capacity building platform designed for community-level healthcar

e services was officially launched on Apr 15 by the National Health Commission (NHC).

The report delivered at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China points ou

t that community-level healthcare services should be improved and the work of general practitioners strengthened.

The NHC launched a capacity building and training program for community level talents i

n 2018, and prepared to establish capacity building platform combining online and offline efforts.

Talent team building is the key component to enhancing commu

nity level healthcare services, said Wang Hesheng, NHC deputy director.

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We hope that the hall not only will become a platfor

form for people from the two nations to enjoy excellent cinematic works of b

oth countries, but also a starting point for more and deeper cultural exchanges,” sai

d Hou Sheng, secretary-general of Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture.

Last year, a cross-border marathon was organized by the prefecture. Abo

ut 10,000 runners participated in the marathon, which started from Ruili and inclu

ded 7 kilometers in Muse, Myanmar, before re-crossing the border back to the Chinese city.

The first two films screened were Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, a 2011 3D m

artial arts film featuring Jet Li and Zhou Xun, and Am

zing China, a 2018 documentary reviewing the country’s achievements in science, technology and economy.

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The successful viewing of the dynamic structure

 enable us to see clearly which exact position the hormone goes into

the receptor as well as the corresponding reactions happening to the downstream signaling

proteins and the surroundings,” said Zhao Lihua, one of the leading researchers on the team and an associat

e professor from the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

“It will allow scientists to screen small-molecule compounds tha

t fit this exact position. If this succeeds, researchers can continue to develop oral drugs,” she said.

A paper about the study conducted by CAS’ Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica in

collaboration with researchers from Zhejiang University School of Basic Medical Sciences and University of Pittsbu

rgh School of Medicine was published on the website of United States-based journal Science on Friday.

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Holmwood adds that foreign literature is no longer “just

Scandinavian crime novels” for British readers. Among the different strands that have cont

ributed to such changes, one is that “fantasy, epic historical romances as well as science

fiction are easier genres” to introduce ideas from another culture.

“People are looking for something new, and Chinese sci-fi an

d wuxia (martial arts) fantasy are stepping into this void,” she says.

Gigi Chang, a freelance translator in Shanghai, released Condor Heroes’s second book, A Bond Un

done, in January. The Daily Mail in Britain calls it “a glorious, involving, kinetic epic”.

Chang says besides the changing market, where translated wor

ks are becoming more prominent, the quality of Jin Yong’s wr

ting, as well as the series’ experienced publisher, MacLehose Pres

s, are factors that have led to its popularity in Britain.

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In addition, the NHC also asked the health authoritie

ies of all levels to crack down on ophthalmic medical institutions without a legal lice

nse and strengthen inspection of ophthalmic products and medical instruments in the notice.

Legal experts called for China to protect juveniles through cybersecurity legislation a

nd redoubled efforts against school bullying after several cases aroused public outrage and concern.

Fang Yan, a lawyer from Shaanxi province, said that it’s good to see the nation adding to the protectio

n of juveniles in the past few years, “but in some new aspects, such as cyberspace, the protection is far from enough”.

At the end of 2018, China had 829 million netizens, of whom almost 20 percent w

ere under the age of 18, according to the China Internet Network Information Center.

Another report released by the center in March said that 15.6 percent of juven

iles had experienced disturbances, insults or privacy leaks online, while 30.3 percent said

they had been exposed to pornography, gambling or drugs in cyberspace.

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In 2017, the fertility rate in the US hit a historic low, dat

a published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year shows.

The number of births in the US dropped by 2 percent between 2016

and 2017, to 60.2 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44. It’s the lowest the rate has been in 30 years.

“Fertility rates are falling, and lifelong childlessness is on the rise, bu

t most women continue to have at least one child, even if they do not marry,” Coontz said.

She added that obviously it’s hard to raise a child on one’s ow

n, without a partner or a supportive kinship group, and it’s especially difficult when money and time are scarce.

“But this is an issue that societies have to face head-on instead of wishing it would go awa

y,” she said. “Marriage-promotion efforts have been singularly ineffective all around the world where they have been tried.”

Coontz said it’s important that government provides a safety net for all children.

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