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accelerating its transition from high-speed growth to high-quality develo
pment, as its economic structure continues to upgrade, and new momentum sustains remarkable growth.
China has adopted a proactive fiscal policy this year with greater intensity and enhanced efficiency, rolling out substa
ntial tax cuts and fee reductions, and its economic growth in the first quarter has gotten off to a good start, Liu said.
The minister said his country will continue to significantly relax ma
rket access, enhance the protection of intellectual property rights, and carry out larg
er-scale tax cuts and fee reductions, so as to create a more attractive investment and business environment.
On the sidelines of the Development Committee meeting, Liu met with David Malpass, the new World Bank president, as scheduled.
le, most of which are beyond our control-that allows a broader readership, who might not h
ave expressed interest in China or translated works to discover this story,” she says.
“China’s development over the past decade
s has also contributed to an increase in interest in the cultural output from this sid
And publishers, literary agents, translators and scholars w
ho took an interest in Chinese content over the past decades have paved the new way, she adds.
Other than fantasy and sci-fi, British readers are looking at established Chinese writers, as well as
popular online authors, as was showcased at the 2019 London Book Fair held from March 12 to 14.
e of the world.”Having worked in the arts since the mid-2000s, Chang says she has seen the interest in Chinese culture broaden
and deepen, “developing from perhaps the more direct visual aspects like contemporary art to embracing areas that r
equire more investment of time and emotional involvement-books, films, TV, theater, games”.
China will unveil various measures to improve transport efficiency and lower logistics costs, according to a spokesperson for the transport ministry.
Vowing to see a notable increase in transport efficiency in the next
three years, the country will accelerate the construction of a comprehensive tra
nsport network, spokesperson Wu Chungeng told a news conference on March 28.
Efforts will also be made to expand the electronic toll collection system and promote multimodal transport, Wu said.
Meanwhile, the logistics costs are expected to be reduced by 120.9 billion yuan (about $17.97 bil
lion) in 2019, and a logistics service system in line with the country’s high-quality growth will be established over the next three years.
To fulfill such targets, the ministry will optimize transport struct
ure, upgrade rail, road and waterway transport systems and expand the network of logistics hubs, Wu said.
user experiences and give good ratings for some niche products, so consumers get to know the
m, and young consumers tend to consider such recommendations. But product quality and personal pre
ferences ultimately influence consumer decision whether or not to buy a product,” Wang said.
The Alibaba report stated that among people who searched online
using the keywords “hair loss”, nearly 80 percent were male consumers. The largest nu
mber of buyers of hair care products came from Guangdong, Zhejiang, and Jiangsu provinces.
Online searches for hair care and hair growth products fluctuate through the year. In Ma
rch, they tend to rise a bit; in August, they tend to surge, and peak in November, the report found.
Last year, sales of anti-hair loss products on Tmall, Alibaba’s e-commerce platform for established brands, soared 100 percent, according to Tmall.
For instance, Hairmax, a hightech comb that boosts hair growth through use of laser beams, wa
s launched last year. It proved to be one of the best-selling items during the Singles Day shopping festival on
Nov 11. An anti-hair loss shampoo made in France, priced 888 yuan ($132.50), sold out fast.
The bridge will greatly alleviate traffic burden on the First Beilun River Bridge three kilomet
ers away, which was previously the only means of shipping personnel and cargo to or from Dongxing Checkpoint.
Statistics from immigration authorities show that 12.19 million people and 47,056 vehicles passed over the old bridge in 2018, far beyond its maximum capacity.
The new bridge is now designated for freight vehicles, while the First Be
ilun River Bridge is reserved for personnel. This could save 30 minutes or more in custo
ms clearance time for each consignment, according to Huang Xiong, deputy chief of Dongxing Customs.
1.jpgIn early 2015, the Barack Obama administration tried desperately to block the United King
dom and several other European countries from joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank by ac
cusing, without any basis, the then newly established bank of possible low environmental and governance standards.
The real reason, according to former US treasury secretary Larry Summers, was that the Obama adm
inistration could not secure any funding from the Republican-controlled Congress to join the AIIB. And to s
ave itself from embarrassment, the US administration tried to prevent European countries from joining the bank.