The emerging service sector also grew very fast, Meng said.
In April, the information transmission industry
, along with software and inform ation technology services, grew 25 percent year-on-year, 17.6 percentage points higher than the national index of services.
etail sales amounted to 3.04 trillion yuan ($440.2 billion) in the first four m onths, a year-on-year increase of 17.8 percent. Around 17.07 billion parcels were delivered, up 24.8 percent over last year.
d the transformation of traditional industries is speeding up as they combine with information technology. “Through implementing national big data and inter
net plus strategies, internet, big da ta, and artificial intelligence technologies have been widely used in China’s real economy,” she said
I hope all Asian countries will respect and trust each other, co-exist in harmony, expand cross-border, cross-time-and-space as well as cross-civ
ilization exchanges, and jointly maintain the peac
eful time that is more valuable than gold.
Asian people expect Asia of common prosperity I hope all Asian countries will jointly promot
e economic globalization that is open, inclusiv e, balanced, and beneficial to all, and work together to eliminate poverty and backwardness in some countries.
Civilizations will lose vitality if countries go back to isolation and cut themselves off from the rest of the world.
Mutual r espect, equal treatment among civilizations stressed It is foolish to believe that one’s race and civilization are superior to
others, and it is disastrous to willfully reshape or even replace other civilizations.
ic and trade consultations, with a goal of implementing the consensuses President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump r
eached in December, said Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies in Beijing.
China has made various moves recently to expand the new round of reform and opening-up — such as the approval of the Foreign Investm
in March and further facilitating trade connectivity under the Belt and Road Initiative. It will cont inue opening its market in a proactive, steady and orderly manner, in accordance with its own development ne
eds and its own pace and timetable, to benefit Chinese and global consumers across the world, said Tu Xinquan, a pro
fessor of international trade at the Univer
sity of International Business and Economics in Beijing. James Collins, CEO of Corteva Agriscience, the agricultural division of US-bas
Pont, said he hopes the two countries will reach a positive resolution, to benefit both countries and the re st of the
world. Collins said his firm was “not so much affected” in the short term by China-US trade tensions.
iang Uygur autonomous region in April, he realized that education is still weak in the region and good teachers are in short supply.
To help ch
ange the situation, he applied to volunteer as a teacher at a middle school in a Xinjiang town after graduation in July.
t hope for the next year is that more students in my class will a chieve better results, enter high school and grow up as contributors to society,” Zhang said.
Yi Zhihao, a doctoral student at the School of
Biological Science and Medical Engineering of Beihang University in Beiji ng, is also a Beihang Lunar Palace 1 volunteer.A gathering marking the centen
ary of the May Fourth Movement is h eld at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, April 30, 2019. Chinese lea
ders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan were pr
tween China and economies related to the Belt and Road Initiative ex
ceeded $130 billion between 2013 and 2018, inj
ecting new growth momentum into BRI-rela ted countries and contributing to recovery of the global economy, senior Chinese officials said on Monday.
irect investment in BRI-related countries grew by 5.2 percent a nnually on average to surpass $90 billion between 2013 and 2018, Song Lihong, an officia
l in the Ministry of Commerce’s Compreh
ensive Department, said at a news conference. Song said that in the same period, China had received a total of
$40 billion in inbound investment from BRI coun
tries as two-way investment deepened. Within the five years, the value of the projects completed
by Chinese companies in BRI economies amounted to $400 billion, Song said.
The value of trade in goods between China and BRI-related economies exceeded $6 trillion in the same period, an av
rage annual growth of 4 percent, higher than the overall growth of China’s foreign trade, he added.
ent of the Belt and Road Initiative, are boosted by China and Azerbaijan
via linking people of the two countries in cultural ex
change, education, human itarian dialogue and tourism cooperation. China and Azerbaijan signed a m
emorandum of understanding to stim ulate tourism between the two countries. “Data from 2018 shows 15,000 Chinese tourists visited Azerbaijan last year, w
hich is not enough of course, and we aim to do mor
e to attract more visitors in the coming years,” Hajiyev said. He also highlighted education exchanges between the two countries, as China has sent students to study language in Azerba
ijan and viceAs Azerbaijan has a favorable political and geographic location
, the country aims to become a tran sport hub connecting Europe and Asia under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative. “The point of the transp
ortation network is to integrate it with the original countries,” Hajiyev said, adding Azerbaijan has built a network of transp
ortation including seaports, airports, railways and land roads.-versa. “We are looking forward to increase the numb
er of (students) because we see they can play the role of a humanitarian bridge between our countries.”
months on how the petition has been processed, according to the SPP.
Prosecuting authorities have been treating t
he protection of human rights as being as important as fighting crime, Zhang said. “Our work is based on facts and laws as well as the principle of ‘no one is let off, no one is wronged’,” he said.
prosecutors turned down police requests to formally arrest 168,458 people and dropped charges against 34,398 others — up by 15.9 percent and 14.1
percent year-on-year — because of insufficien
t evidence or because their actions did not constitute a crime. “Even one wrongful case is too much,” Zhang said, adding that prosecutors will make consist
to prevent wrongful cases and make timely rectification once such a case is detected. “We should be responsible to the law, history and the people,” he said.
en’s rights and speaking out against the death penalty — it is utterly outrageous that Ir
an’s authorities are punishing her for her human rig
hts work,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty Int ernational’s Middle East and North Africa res
earch and advocacy director, in a statement on Monday. Last June, Sotoudeh was arrested at her home in Tehran and taken to Evin prison, a notorious jail just outside the capital.
ng to Amnesty International, Iran conducted its “worst” crackdown in a decade in 2018, arresting over 7,000 dissidents. Women in Iran have been protesting the obligatory Islamic headscarf by taking theirs off and waving them on sticks.
Sotoudeh, a winner of the European Parliament
‘s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, is serving a jail sentence for a secon d time. In 2010, she was sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges related to her work defending detained Iranian dem
onstrators during the 2009 Green Movement, a protest movement sparked by widespread accusations of electoral fraud.