he said. In addition, the ministry will step up its efforts to manage the effects of eliminating highway toll stations at provincial boundaries. The ministry also called for small and medium-sized enterprises to forge alliances for common development to consolidate the fragmented logistics sector. In recent years, China’s logistics industry has been experiencing consistent growth on the back of steady economic progress and a rising domestic market. Accor ding to the National Development and Reform Commission, logistics expenditures rose 9.8 percent to 13.3 trillion yuan, am ounting to 14.8 percent of last year’s national GDP. The share was slightly up from the previous year. TheRead More →

China on Thursday urged the United Kingdom to respect China’s sovereignty and stop interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks after the UK government released its latest six-monthly report on Hong Kong. “We urge the UK to face the reality that Hong Kong has returned to China for 22 years, respect China’s s overeignty, stop releasing relevant reports, and stop interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs,” Geng said at a press briefing. It is undeniable that the “one country, two systems” practice has achieved widely-acknowledged success, he said. “Hong Kong’s affairs have been entirely China’s internal affairs since July 1,Read More →

logical environment, allowing the villagers to make a living from the mount ains,” said Ruan, who introduced the medicinal herb to the forest after a thorough investigation. Oaks in the village have rough, thick barks, rich in water and nutrients, making it easier for the dendrobium to attach to the trees and absorb more nutrients. Since 2013, the company has planted dendrobium on the tree trunks of more than 267 hectares of oak forest. For a long time, however, transportation difficulties meant the landloc ked village could not capitalize on its unique ecological advantage. Growing dend robium officinale was something villagers, including 44-year-old Chen Jian,Read More →

ow works in the village as a manager of the dendrobium planting base. “It’s wonderful that our village has an industry now, so I don’t have to leave my hometown anymor e. Life is much more comfortable than in the past,” said Chen, adding that she now earns a monthly salary of more than 3,000 yuan ($446). She can also cycle to work in just a few minutes and can take care of her two children and elderly mother-in-law. “Without competing with agriculture, planting the dendrobium can liberate good fields,” Chen said. “Without harming the grass or trees, we can achieve harmonious coexistence. High mouRead More →

 top legislature recently passed the Foreign Investment Law, which says China will gradually shorten the negative list fo r foreign investors to increase inbound foreign investment. This, together with Italy’s policy to welcome Chin ese investment, is expected to help the two countries take more measures to boost investment cooperation. Sino-Italian friendly exchanges have a long tradition, and the prospects for deeper bilateral cooperation are bright. This ye ar marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Sino-Italian comprehensive strategic partnership, and in 2 020 the two countries will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations. Therefore, the two sidesRead More →

eighboring Sichuan province, moved to Dali in 2014. She is among thousands of newcomers who operate guesthouses around Erhai Lake, which offers stunning views that provide an escape from urban life. The 50-year-old, who now wants to leave the city and return to her hometown, said her decision to operate guesthouses in Dali had turned out to be a mistake, as it had left her heavily in debt. She ran a garment company in Chengdu before moving to Dali, and the annual revenue from this business was about 400,000 yuan. She and her family lived quite a good life, she said. Like many of herRead More →

e protection zone, which lies within 15 meters of the shoreline, they were demolished, and she will be compensated by local authorities. However, Wang said she does not believe the money can make up for her losses. She has debts of 3 million yuan – mostly borrowed from relatives and friends. She said she regretted moving to Dali to pursue an idyllic life. While some are not happy that they moved, others are glad they made the transition from big-city life. Yang Yi, 48, who operates a restaurant in Dali’s ancient walled city, arrived eight years ago fr om Chongqing after falling in love withRead More →

have been launched, and the search area has been expanded from 1.1 square kilometers to 2 km, Cao Lubao, mayor of Yancheng, said at a news conference on Sunday afternoon. He said that more than 4,500 medical workers and 116 ambulances participated in the rescue work. The National Health Commi ssion sent 16 leading experts and Jiangsu sent 65 experts from the province’s renowned hospitals to treat the injured. “As of Sunday noon, 604 victims remain in 16 hospitals. Another 59 people have been discharged after treatment,” he said. Li Shaodong, deputy head of the Jiangsu Commission of Health, said specialized treatment plans have beRead More →

and the market size of sleeping pills and sleep aids has exceeded 250 billion yuan, according to Frost & Sullivan data. In the next few years, demand will grow, and the market for sleeping a ids and medicine will likely emerge as an important sub-category of the sector that ma kes sleep-related products. The sub-category is foreseen to continue to expand, Frost & Sullivan data showed. The University of Cambridge on Monday confirmed that China’s gaok ao, or the National College Entrance Examination, is regarded as a suitable preparation for Ca mbridge, in response to inquiries on whether it recognizes gaokao scores in a post on its officialRead More →

to facilitate airlines from each other to do business and ease the market access for them, according to the communique. During his state visit to Italy from March 21 to 24, Xi held talks with Italian President Sergio Mattar ella and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on bilateral ties, as well as regional and international issues of common interest. The communique said the two sides have agreed to advance China-Italy comprehe nsive strategic partnership in the spirit of mutual respect and mutual benefit for win-win outcomes. Actions will be taken to fully implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, itRead More →