fever outbreaks, affecting all 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions on the mainland, since the country’s first reported outbr
eak in Shenyang, Liaoning province, in August, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
This resulted in more than 1 million pigs being slaughtered to prevent and control the disease, which is deadly to pigs but does no
t affect people. The ministry has called for intensified research and development to expedite the availability of va
ccines for disease prevention and control, but admitted difficulties due to the complex nature of the virus.
China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, with an annual produc
tion of 700 million pigs. Pork accounts for 62 percent of meat consumption in China, and su
The tariff increases that the United States has placed on Chinese goods affect not only the interests of Chinese companies and consumers, but also their US cou
nterparts and threaten the security of global industrial and supply chains, according to a senior Chinese industrial official.
“We once again urge the US to stop unreasonably suppressing Chin
ese companies. Chinese companies deserve to invest and operate in a fair and just en
vironment in the US and the world,” Vice-Minister of Industry and Information Technology Wang Zhijun said.
Concerning the US decision to further increase tariffs on Chinese imports, Wang s
aid during a recent interview with news media that the total impact is “controllable”.
The nearly $200 billion of Chinese goods hit by additional US tariffs on May 10 acco
unted for 41.8 percent of China’s US exports in 2018, or 8 percent of its total exports.
onomy is accelerating restructuring reform and shifting from an export-dominated growth model to a more services-driven model, they added.
“The United States escalated trade tensions, but it cannot solve any problem. This causes volatility and sluggishness in global financial markets an
d hurts the global economy,” said Guo Shuqing, the People’s Bank of China’s Party secretary and also head of the China Banking and In
surance Regulatory Commission. His keynote speech was delivered by a commission spokesman at a forum on Saturday.
Impact on the Chinese economy will be very limited, said Guo. “Chinese fi
nancial markets, although they were excessively affected by trade tensions last year, are un
likely to be hit more dramatically going forward, as financial resilience is strengthening.”
The huge domestic consumer market in China will digest most of the un
salable exports, and many of China’s exports will also shift to other foreign markets. The US will con
Jia Mo, an analyst at Singapore-based market research company Canalys, said the delayed prod
uct releases in certain markets will harm Huawei‘s smartphone business, but Huawei is working on its ow
n mobile operating system, which can help relieve some pressure in the domestic market.
On Thursday, in response to media reports that UK chip firm Arm Holdings told its staff to suspend dealin
gs with Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei, said in an interview with Chinese financial media website Caixin that his co
mpany has acquired a permanent licensing of the ARM architecture, the basis for Huawei to design its chips.
Arm China also said in a reply to China Daily that “we are in active com
munication to find appropriate solutions that comply with current laws and regulations”.
nd for decades and witnessed local farmers’ continuous battles against sandstorms.
“It didn’t just feel like a black storm, it was as if the whole desert was approachi
ng,” recalls Liu Conghui, a writer who was born, and still lives, near the farm Wang once worked.
As the menacing sandstorms made the area increasingly inhospitable, Liu’s whole community planned to up sticks.
To restore the local ecosystem, the Chinese government launched
a 10.7 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) project in 2001. A set of measures were adopted such as sav
ing water, converting farmland into grassland, providing treatment for dry riverways and building dams. In addition to t
hose measures, industrial and agricultural use of water in cities and counties along the river was limited.
Over the past two decades, Xinjiang has infused 7.7 billion cubic meters of water into
the dry trunk stream of the lower reaches of the Tarim River in 19 rounds of water diversion.
As tours to Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have become increasingly popular among tourists from home and abroad, local
authorities have announced a plan recently to launch as many as 100 special trains for tourists from May to October.
The local railway authorities will step up cooperation with other part
s of the country to boost Xinjiang’s tourism development, according to Huang Ti
ngfen, deputy general manager of Xinjiang Railway Tourism Development Group.
The trains will provide easier access to both the southern and northern parts of Xinjia
ng, said Huang. It will also be more convenient for Xinjiang residents to travel to other parts of the country.
and enhance intellectual property right protection, Xi said. He called on
the governments to build a stable, fair and transparent business environment, and to he
lp private enterprises and small and medium-sized companies to address their difficulties in finance.
Governments in the central region should attract advanced manufacturing enterprises moved from the coastal reg
ion, take part in Belt and Road international cooperation, enhance the protection of the environment, create m
ore jobs for poverty reduction and make relevant policies to support the rise of the central region, Xi said.
hina will further open and reform its markets, as well as facilitate a predictable busin
ess environment to help companies improve their ability to respond to risks, said the Ministry of Commerce.
event wild animals from being touched by tourists. In such conditions, education on wildlife protection before the tour will be needed,” he said.
“Also, we can further explain contributions travelers can make through a
nimal-friendly tourism during the trip, which will make the tour much more meaningful and unforgettable.”
Apart from travel agencies, online tourism information platforms are also contributing efforts to promote wildlife-frien
dly tours. Qyer.com－a Chinese website that enables travel enthusiasts to write notes and exchange experiences, has
recently added a new item of “not chasing tigers in the national parks” into their travel guidebook for India.
“Wildlife protection needs efforts from each one of us and we will keep updating such informa
tion, encouraging more travelers to join our efforts,” said Lin Yi, manager of Qyer’s offline business department.
September, 53 people in the company were transferred for examination and prosecution.u’an, a county in
China’s Hebei province, 50 kilometers away from Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, is looking to build an innovation-driven coun
Emerging fields including online lending, investment, pension services, consumer reb
ates, financial mutual aid and virtual currencies have become “disaster areas” for economic crimes, said Gao.
Since the collapse of P2P online lending platforms beginning last Jun
e, public security authorities have investigated and handled more than 400 illegal fun
draising platforms and arrested more than 60 fugitives from 16 countries and regions.
“To grab excessive profits, the criminals keep changing and upgrading their criminal
methods, which are usually strongly deceptive,” he said. “Investors should be very cautious.”
ary as chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, a position he kept for three years before being replaced by Yi Huiman.