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China this year has had one of its best summer harvests in recent years, and an overall good harve
st of grain is likely for the whole year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Friday.上海后花园
Total grain production for the summer reached nearly 142 billion kilograms, an increase of 2.1 percent com
上海后花园品茶微信pared with last year and the same level as 2017, the year with a historically high summer yie
ld, said Wei Baigang, head of the development and planning department at the ministry.
Meanwhile, grain to be harvested in the fall is growing normally. The sprea上海后花园
d of the crop-eating fall armyworm, a species that entered China from Southeast Asia in Jan
上海后花园品茶微信uary, has decelerated, laying a foundation for an overall good harvest this year, he said.
Despite favorable signs, natural disasters such as drought and flooding, whic
h have seriously affected many areas, pose obstacles for a good fall harvest, which上海后花园
usually accounts for about 75 percent of the total grain production in China, Wei said.
上海后花园”The ministry will not spare any effort to protect crop production for the summer…. It will try its best to guide local au
thorities to prevent and control fall armyworms. It will work with related departments to closely watch fluctuations of d上海后花园品茶微信
rought and flooding, carry out emergency plans in a timely way in case of need and intensify oversight for im
上海后花园品茶微信plementation of disaster-relief measures to ensure another good harvest this year,” Wei said.
In addition to grains such as wheat and rice, production of other ma
jor agricultural products such as beef, mutto上海后花园n, aquatic products and milk also inc
reased in the first half of the year, resulting in adequate supply and stable prices, he said.
With increased agricultural production, China’s international trade in agricu
上海后花园品茶微信lture kept growing in the first half of the year. China imported 416 billion yuan ($60.5 b
illion) worth of agricultural products in the first five months and exported 208 billio
n yuan worth of agricultural products, an increase of 14 percent and 4 percent year-on-year, Wei said.
anel discussions regarding future cooperation and development between the two countries, the organizers said.
An estimated 250 guests from Singapore and China attended, following the Singapore-Gu上海后花园品茶微信
angdong Collaboration Council’s ninth meeting, which was held the morning of the same day.
A series of agreements were signed during the meeting.
上海后花园Among them was a memorandum of understanding for the develo
pment of an international artificial intelligence innovation center funded by TUS Fina
ncial Group from China and Ascendas-Singbridge Group from Singapore.上海后花园
In response to the Chinese government’s drive to create an international in
上海后花园品茶微信dustry innovation hub in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the center is pl
anned to be built at the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City and leverage its research and develo
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The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City is located in the Guangzhou Development District.
上海后花园品茶微信The Guangzhou Development District Talent Work Group and the East Asian Institute at Natio
nal University of Singapore also signed a strategic cooperation agreement during the meeting.
Both parties agreed to enhance connectivity to create an intern上海后花园
ationally renowned think tank brand together, by pooling the ideas of experts, planning re
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The projects are expected to contribute to the kn
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The China National Intellectual Property Administration
has established a patent examination cooperation center within the knowledge c
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and services, the facilities have helped SSGKC create a comprehensive IP system.
d in demographi上海后花园女神会所c turnaround. It took just 46 years－from 1949 to 1995－to lift its people’
s average life expectancy from 40 years to 70.8 years, an accomplishment all the more admirable because China is still a de
veloping economy. As such, China has set a fine example for human development.
As a leading developing country, China has notably closed the gap with developed countries in terms of people’s life
expectancy and health. In fact, by 2015, Chinese people’s average life expectancy at birth had increased to 76.34 years.
Compared with the mortality rate, however, the changes in China’s fertility rate have been astoundingly rapid. China became a low fertility country toward the end
of last century with its total fertility rate dropping below the replacement the level in 1992 from 5.81, about 2.8 times of rep
lacement level, in 1970. China has had a fertility rate of about 1.6, equivalent to developed countries’ average, for quite a while.
上海后花园Last year, a document issued by the General Office of the State Council ordered efforts to promote the research and development of generic drugs.
The list of generic drugs is among 15 regulations, of which the release by the end of t上海后花园
his year has been listed as priorities in China’s medical and healthcare system reform in 2019.
A national WeChat mini-program was launched Wednesday to enable users to enjoy ov
er 200 e-government services via the cross-region and上海后花园品茶微信 cross-department digital platform.
The mini-program, a small application embedded within China’s popular
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d the Ministry of Commerce, according to a statement from WeChat’s developer Tencent.
magazine of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. He said more efforts a
re needed to implement the proactive fiscal policy and boost efficiency this year.
Preventing and defusing local governments’ hidden debt risks is key to controlling major risks, he said.
Innovative financial tools will be introduced for debt swaps, and the indebted comp
anies will be allowed to choose the same way, under guidance from the local governments, Liu Shangxi, hea
d of the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences, the Ministry of Finance’s think tank, told China Daily.
“The total amount of hidden debt waiting to be swapped has not yet been calculated, as this
round of debt swaps will not involve the government’s administrative orders, but depends on the ma
rket’s appetite based on the evaluation of the potential default risks and the companies’ solvency,” he said.
Growth in China’s energy consumption remains robust while the forms
of energy continued to diversify in 2018, according to an annual report on China’s energy devel
opment released Sunday by the China Electric Power Planning and Engineering Institute.
Total energy consumed last year reached 4.64 billion metric tons o
f standard coal, a year-on-year growth of 3.3 percent – a five-year record, according to the report.
Consumption of clean energy, including natural gas, hydropowe
r, nuclear power and wind power, accounted for 22.1 perc
ent of energy consumption last year, up 1.3 percent compared with the same period in 2017.
Non-fossil energy accounted for 14.3 percent, up 0.5 percentage points year-on-year, the report said.
China produced 3.77 billion tons of standard coal last year, up 5 percent year-on-year, a seve
n-year high. It has also become the world’s largest natural gas importer, with a heavier reliance on energy imports.
A man has been arrested after an incident in west London on Saturday morning. Police f
irearms and Taser were discharged, according to a latest statement released by Metropolitan Police.
According to the statement, police were called at around 8:30 am local time on Saturday, with reports o
f a car in collision with a number of parked vehicles near the Ukrainian Embassy in Holland Park, west London.
“As part of the protective security arrangements for London, armed and unarmed officers were
deployed to this incident,” said the statement, adding that “on arrival at the scene, a vehicle was driven at police officers.”
Police confirmed that firearms and Taser were discharged, the vehicle was stopped and a man in his 40s was arrested, not injured.
Andy Walker, chief superintendent in the Met’s Specialist Firearms Command, said: “as is st
andard procedure, an investigation is now ongoing into the discharge of a police firearm during this incident.”