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The Chinese central government has increased financial input for preschool education, from 15 billio
n yuan (2.2 billion US dollars) in 2018 to 16.85 billion yuan in 2019, the Ministry of Education said Thursday.
Some 1 billion yuan will be allocated to expand the building of kindergartens in the country’s 11 provincial-level regions in 2019,
part of an effort to increase preschool education resources, Lyu Yugang, an official with the ministry, said at a press conference.
Meanwhile, local governments have taken effective measures to increase public access to affordable preschool education.
China’s top economic planner approved 50 fixed-asset investment pro
jects worth 370.3 billion yuan (about $55.3 billion) in the first quarter of 2019, official data showed.
These projects are mainly in the energy, transportation and high-tech industries, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).
Among them, the Yongqing-Shanghai section of the China-Russia east-route natural gas pi
peline project will play an important role in optimizing energy structure, improving gas supply along the route
and helping the local economy and environment, according to NDRC spokesperson Yuan Da.
The country’s fixed-asset investment rose 6.3 percent year-on-year in Q1, 0.2 percenta
ge points faster than the first two months, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
Fixed-asset investment includes capital spent on infrastructure, property, machinery and other physical assets.
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ese government has launched a series of measures to continually reduce burdens for taxpayers, an
d the annual plan for 2019 is to cut 2 trillion yuan ($300 billion) in taxes and fees.
“Effects have been seen recently. In the first two months, 182.85 billion yuan in taxes and fees were furth
er reduced,” Wang said. “The Chinese tax authority will do all it can to achieve the target.”
“International tax cooperation is not and has never been easy. But we
ar, director of the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary Fund.
“BRITACOM has a role to play in fostering a multilatera
l cooperation approach to taxes, and it can help tax adm
inistrations share best practices and build a foundation for cooperation,” Gaspar said.
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dies for each student and the district government has offered another 500 yuan per m
onth for each student. The students are only required to pay tuition of 900 yuan per month.
Apart from ensuring students get a high-quality education, the sub
sidies are also used to increase the salaries of teachers and give them better training, she said.
To ensure that more students receive inexpensive yet hig
h-quality preschool education, the school added 270 new kinde
rgarten slots in 2016, she said. It now has 18 classes and more than 540 students.
Children attending public kindergartens or affordable private on
es will account for 80 percent of all preschoolers by 2020, according to a d
irective issued recently by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council.
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Researchers should strictly follow the standards and code of conduct of scientific research a
nd not embezzle or misuse scientific research funds, the Ministry of Education said on Wednesday.
They should not commit fraud to obtain a research
project, research fund and other awards or honorary titles, the ministry said.
Researchers should not seek reimbursement for items that they are supposed to
pay for themselves, and they should not embezzle funds for other purposes, it said.
Research projects that require external help should be made publ
ic at the university. If there are profits involved between the research leader
and external organizations, they should first sign a contract and submit it to the university, it said.
University administrative staff should not seek profi
ts or advantages in applying for and allocating research funds, the ministry said.
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eituan Dianping, China’s leading on-demand online service provider, is the youngest among China’s 10 most powerful businesspeople, according to the list.
Dong Mingzhu, chairwoman of Gree Electric Appliances, a major home appliances maker
based in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, is the only woman entrepreneur on the top 10 ranking, placing seventh.
Xu Jiayin (Hui Ka Yan), chairman of China’s property developer Evergrande Gro
up, and Lei Jun, founder of smartphone maker Xiaomi Group, also made the top 10.
The China Consumers Association said Wednesday that financial servi
ces in automobile sales should be clearly priced and forced transactions eliminated.
The association held a discussion Wednesday morning on the issues of fina
ncial service fees in automobile sales and car buyers’ difficulties defending their rights.
The discussion concluded that car dealers fabricate required ite
ms to increase consumers’ payments and fail to provide receipts or other certificates.
When disputes over quality arise, consumers often experience difficulties negotiating with dealers or lodging complaints.
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see three panda cubs frolicking behind a green fence and climbing the fence, along with two h
uman hands touching the nose and head of a cub. The one touching the head had red nail polish.
The post angered netizens who criticized Han for endangering the cub, fearing diseases from humans might pass to the animals.
A week later, Han deleted her posts, saying she loved pandas and would behav
e herself in the future. She also said she loved other animals and kept two dogs at home.
One netizen condemned Han for not considering the spread of the canine distemper virus to the panda cub from her two dogs.
The virus was reported to have caused the deaths of captive giant pandas in 1997, wh
en three of the bears died at the Chongqing Zoo in Sichuan’s neighboring Chongqing municipality.
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ros horns, pangolin scales, dried sea horses, red corals, and hawksbill turtles, Zheng said.
A major overseas criminal gang once active in smuggling animals to Guangdong province has been busted following the crackdown, he said.
He suggested that further special campaigns will be launched to fight against such smuggling in the coming months.
Water pollution has forced many regions, especially in southern China, to change their sou
rces of drinking water, with many reaching out to the Yangtze River, a report said.
The contamination of water bodies has made drinking water in souther
n China more scarce, despite a dense network of waterways, according to the report, publ
ished earlier this year by the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, an NGO.
A campaign to root out environmental violations at water intake sites is expect
ed to improve things, but environmental authorities should be aware that local governments may choose to aba
ndon their water intake sources to avoid rectifying problems, said Ma Jun, director of the institute.
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obile products, and those who refuse to bear responsibility or compensate consumers for
unqualified automobiles violate the law and will be punished, said the China Consumers Association.
The discussion heard that some dealers force consumers to purchase insurance or ask for financial serv
ice fees without issuing invoices, both illegal acts that should be severely punished according to the law, the association said.
During the discussion an unnamed womaen complained that she was sold a defective Mercedes-Benz car.
The woman said the engine of the CLS300 she bought from Xi’an, Shaanxi province dealership Lizh
ixing Co developed problems soon after she bought it March 27, but she failed to get a refund or exchange.
She also said she was asked to pay a “financial service fee” of 15,000 yuan to an employee without knowing what the money was for.
Comments Off on Revolutionary leader Sun Yat-sen once suggested that
an underwater tunnel should be built to connect the railways in Nanjing
, but his dream was not realized for about 100 years. In 1929, Sun’s casket was transpor
ted to Pukou district along the Tientsin-Pukow Railway before being ferried to downtown Nanjing.
In 1930, John Alexander Low Waddell, a 76-year-old Canadian who was a
traffic consultant to the Chinese government, said the Yangtze in Nanjing was too deep and
was flowing too fast to construct a bridge, according to the Academy of Sociology.
The government launched large-scale investigations in 1936 and 1946 before dropping the pla
n. In 1956, the State Council, China’s Cabinet, proposed constructing the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge.
To test the bridge’s load-bearing capacity, Xu Shiyou, who comma
nded the Nanjing Military Region, ordered an armored regim
ent to drive 118 amphibious tanks on the newly built structure at 8 am on Sept 25, 1969.
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repaired and replaced. Some 202 of them, including images of sunflowers, landscapes
, workers and soldiers, have been placed on the two sets of railings on the bridge to maintain its original appearance.
Guo Jian, deputy director of the Nanjing Center of Public Project Construction, said
the bridge could be used safely for another 100 years if properly maintained.
“The comprehensive examination before the bridge was closed showed that it was in its prime,” he
said. “The bridge has been reliable for years, even after several ships collided with the piers. The flow of traf
fic and the speed of vehicles have far exceeded the original design but have not affected its solidity.”
Yang, from the Nanjing Institute for Urban and Transportation Planning and Des
ign, said the bridge will continue to serve as a major road, rail and marine structure.
“It has been a witness to and participant in the country’s 40 years of fast development. It will g
reatly help the economic and traffic development of Nanjing, the province and the country,” Yang added.