China’s fiscal sp上海419论坛女神会所ending on government-subsidized housing saw a rapid increase in 2018 am
id government efforts to curb housing speculation and improve people’s livelihood.
Fiscal expenditures on government-subsidized housing projects totaled 737.2 billion yu
an ($107 billion) last year, up 46.4 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Finance said in an online statement.
The funds helped the renovation of 6.26 million shantytown units in u
rban areas and 1.9 million dilapidated houses in rural areas, and supported the co
nstruction of the matching facilities for 300,000 public rental housing, the ministry said.
The ministry vowed to strengthen supervision and management of the funds for government
-subsidized housing in 2019, and standardize the financing for shantytown renovation projects.
The country saw stable housing prices last year amid government co
ntrol policies under the principle of “houses are for living in, not for speculation.”
portant stabilizing factor, he said. China’s research and development spending ranks se
cond in the world, accounting for around 2.18 percent of its GDP, while emerging strategic industries, the
sharing economy and other new growth engines are also seeing continuous expansion.
The strong leadership of the Communist Party of China and the solid material and technological foundation built through decad
es of rapid development in the era of reform and opening-up will also help shore up economic growth, he said.
He added that China also has enormous resilience, potential and flexibility in developm
ent, deep experience in macroeconomic regulation and ample space for policy adjustments.
College students born between 1995 and 2000 are becoming a vital new part of the dynamic travel market in China, with most of th
e young students making their first summer trips after enrolling in colleges, a new study said.
Though the motivation for making tours is relatively high among college students, their choices are
limited due to economic constraints with price being the major criteria for booking flight tickets, said the stud
y conducted by Qunar, an online travel firm owned by Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency.
During summer vacations, students tend to choose flights that depart b
tween midnight and 2 am, as well as between 5 am and 9 am. The number of bookings of red-e
ye and budget flights is nearly three times higher than other regular flights, the Qunar study said.
me minister on Thursday, Modi is likely to have his first “structured” talks with President Xi Jin
ping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, in June.
China has been viewed in India as far more positively inclined to engage with Modi during
his second term in office. Even before the full results of the recent elections were declared, the Chinese media
welcomed Modi’s return to office. In the midst of India’s exhausting six-week-long elections, Beijing’s diplomatic an
d strategic moves helped Modi assert his anti-terrorism policy and reinforced memories of the informal summit in Wu
han, Hubei province, in April last year, which showcased the personal chemistry of the two Asian leaders.
rcent to 48 percent to leave the EU, it remains a member and its politicians are still argui
ng over how, when or even whether the country will leave the club it joined in 1973.
May quit on Friday, saying it was a matter of deep regret that she had been unable to deliver Brexit and
arguing that the decision of the 2016 referendum should be honoured. That opened up a period of furt
her uncertainty as the Conservatives decide on who will take over as party leader and prime minister.
BBC projections put the Conservatives on around 10 to 12 percent, down fr
om 23 percent in 2014, likely to be one of the party’s worst results in a nationwide election ever.
The Brexit Party was in first place, and was likely to do better than
the UK Independence Party did in 2014, according to BBC projections.
standing up in panic, Zhou attacked him again, piercing Xie’s neck several times. Xie then fell down to
the ground but Zhou didn’t stop. He rushed to Xie, pressed down on his body, and stabbed him
again and again until Xie died. Zhou then rose, holding his arms and assuming a triumphant gesture.
Zhou was later arrested and confessed that he had bought the dagger online in advance.
Since losing their only child, Xie Zhonghua and his wife stop
ped going to work and have seen their health deteriorate. So far, they haven’t received an ap
ology from Zhou or his family.The average life expectancy of Chinese people rose 42 years, from 35 years in 1949 to 77 yea
rs in 2018, according to a statistics communique recently released by the National Health Commission.
he Sichuan-Tibet Railway, the second railway line linking the Tibet autonomous region to other parts of China, will opera
te high-speed trains with a designed running speed of 200 kilometers per hour, thecover.cn reported.
China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co Ltd, which is designing the line, revealed a draft plan on Wednesday that tra
ins on the whole Sichuan-Tibet line will travel with a designated speed of 200 km/h, with some segments limited to 160 km/h.
The 1,600-kilometer-long line under construction is designed to start from Chengdu, pass through Ya’an and Kan
gding, then enter Tibet via Qamdo and end at Lhasa. The 140-kilometer Chengdu-Ya’an high-speed railway, whic
h serves part of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, started operation last year with a maximum speed of 200 km/h.
reached 51.6 million tons, with ore and container freight volumes breaking records. Aut
horities said that the port’s investment budget for 2019 would reach 48 million euros.
Situated at the heart of a triangle between Brussels, London, and P
aris, the Port of Dunkerque is the third largest port in France after Port Le Havre and Port Marseille.
The port has 18 professional terminals and a logistics park with storage facilities for food, hydrocarbons, chemicals and cereals.
Public security authorities have destroyed over 200 cross-re
gional criminal networks and more than 400 peer-to-peer lending platforms suspected of i
llegal fundraising between the beginning of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
They have also filed 19,000 illegal fundraising cases involving 410 billion yuan ($59 billion), the ministry said in a news release.
World-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I.M. Pei,
has died at the age of 102 at his home in Manhattan, according to multiple reports on Thursday.
Praised as “one of the most revered architects in the world” by The New York Times, Pei has le
ft the world many of its most well-known architectural designs, among many other intangible heritages.
Pei’s modern designs and high-profile projects led him to be considered one of the most high-prof
ile architects of the 20th century, with the renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum perhaps the most famo
us project he embarked on. He was also involved in the building of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
What Pei valued most in architecture, as he put it, was that it must “stand th
e test of time”. He also valued simplicity: “The simpler the solution, the more powerful it is,” he once said.
tablish a policy framework for applying a fairly low RRR for small and medium-
sized banks in a bid to lower financing costs for MSEs.