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nounced plans to raise their basic old-age pensions, cnr.cn reported.

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In Central China’s Henan province, the minimal basic pension sta

ndard for rural and urban residents will be increased to 103 yuan ($14.98) from 98, said Li Ha

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Regional plans to reduce enterprises’ social insurance premium rate are also being gradually implemented across the country.

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peration, said Gao Ying, personnel administration manager from an electronics company in Jiangxi.

A recent State Council executive meeting decided to fully implement trans

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pected to be launched in the second half of 2019, as the country continues to advance social security reform.

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Such convenience in Hazret’s life is due to a natural gas p

roject conducted by PetroChina, one of China’s major oil companies.

Since the natural gas pipeline was put into operation in May in Wushi county in Aksu prefecture, Hazret’s home, a natural ga

s network covering all prefectures in southern Xinjiang has been established.

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hristensen’s de上海后花园女神会所fense lawyer acknowledged in his opening statement on W

ednesday that his client killed Zhang but disputed the prosecution’s version of events.

FBI Agent Anthony Manganaro testified during the second day of the trial that Christensen’s

story kept changing when he interviewed him three days after Zhang’s disappearance.

In a video of the FBI agent and campus police officer Eric Stiver

son’s interrogation of Christensen, the defendant initially said that he was playi

ng video games all day at home during the time Zhang was captured on surveillance video getting into a black S

aturn Astra, which was between 2 pm and 3 pm on the afternoon of Friday, June 9, 2017.

“Maybe I’m getting my days mixed up,” said Christensen, after St

iverson described in detail they knew he was the one who picked her up.

He also insisted he had a hard time “telling Asian people apart” whe

n asked why he didn’t tell FBI agents about picking up an Asian woman.

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to transform from a major drug making country to a cou

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

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 cross-department digital platform.

The mini-program, a small application embedded within China’s popular

social media platform WeChat, connects users with services offered by six government a

gencies including the National Development and Reform Commission an

d the Ministry of Commerce, according to a statement from WeChat’s developer Tencent.

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The government needs to refine policies in supporting bus

siness startups and innovation-oriented companies, and exercise accommodating and prudent r

egulation. We need to promote the integrated development of companies of different sizes,” Li said.

The Internet Plus model will be upgraded. Efforts will be m

ade to accelerate the development of industrial internet and promote broader ap

plication of the Internet Plus model in medical care, elderly care, education and other social sectors.

A higher ratio of nonperforming loans to micro and small firms will be allowed. The NPL ratio

of such loans will be relaxed to no more than 3 percentage points higher than the overall NPL ratio fr

om the current 2 percentage points. Venture capital firms will receive support in financing through bond issuance.

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The escalation in trade tensions between China and the

he United States, may lead to weaker business confidence and slower

global trade growth, which is expected to weigh on investment and exports in 2020. But in the n

ear term, as China shows positive surprise in GDP growth in the first quarter, and the macroeconomic policies hav

e taken effects on stabilizing the growth, the GDP growth rate is likely to stay at 6.2 percent, the report said.

“In response to the growth moderation and less favorable external conditions, the government in

troduced a fiscal stimulus emphasizing tax incentives,” said Martin Raiser, World Bank Country director for China.

“While the central government has fiscal space to further increase spending, if necessary, the additional stimulus should be ap

propriately funded either directly at the central level or through additional fiscal transfers to the provinces. Highe

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On Tuesday, a picture showing a questionnaire that a lo

ocal kindergarten had used to ask children whether they we

re involved in gangs went viral on the internet. The local educational bureau said that the rese

arch was meant to stop bullies in kindergartens instead of finding gangster members.

Over 90 percent of Hong Kong college students responding to a survey said they were optimistic about the country’s fut

ure, and more than 80 percent said they would like to work on the mainland according to a report released Wednesday.

The HKUYA Student Exchange Network published the report based on a survey they carrie

d out between February and March on Hong Kong college students’ employment intentions for the mainland.

Nearly 75 percent of respondents said the major reas

on for them to work on the mainland is a plethora of job opportunities.

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Addressing the plenary session of the Fourth Eastern Eco

n Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, in September, Xi called for regional memb

ers to actively align their development strategies and work together for an open regional economy.

Wu Hongwei, a researcher of China-Russia relations at the Chin

ese Academy of Social Sciences, said bilateral cooperation plays a prominent role in guar

anteeing world peace and security at a time when the global situation is clouded by tensions and turmoil.

The two countries share the same position in promoting a mo

re stable and multipolar world, Wu said, adding that they

have sent such signals through supporting and coordinating with each other on international occasions.

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China’s Qomolangma climbing season runs from April 10 t

At least four deaths have been blamed on crowding during the climbs, Agence France-Presse reported.

People should be well prepared to handle Qomolangma’s traffic jams which are common phenomena along climbing paths, said alpinists who had reached the summit.

“Although the news about the jam on Qomolangma this year has gone viral, people should understand that it happens every year during the brief cl

imbing window. Knowing what to do when climbers jam the narrow paths should be incl

uded in their training well in advance,” said Ma Liyamu, who reached the top of Qomolangma, the world’s ta

llest mountain at 8,848 meters, on May 22 and was also held up by the crowds on her descent.

She is the leader of a mountaineering team of three Chinese women w

ho scaled Qomolangma. They launched their expedition from Nepal, which issued 381 cli

mbing permits for the season that concludes this week. Nepal’s permits this season cost $11,000 each.

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Qingdao debuts high-speed maglev train prototype

hina rolled off the production line a prototype magnetic-levitation train with a designed maxim

um speed of 600 kilometers per hour in Qingdao on Thursday, filling the gap in travel speed bet

ween aviation and high-speed rail passenger transport in the country, according to its manufacturer.

Launched in July 2016, the train is designed and manufactured in CRRC Qingdao Sifan

g Co Ltd in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province. The company is a wholly owned su

bsidiary of Beijing-headquartered China Railway Rolling Stock Corp, the largest rolling stock manufacturer in the world.

The debut of the country’s first high-speed maglev train testing protot

ype marks a major breakthrough for the nation in the high-speed maglev transit system.

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intercepts Russian bombers, fighter jets off the coast of Alaska

Russian Tu-95MS strategic missile-

carrying bombers made an observa

tion flight along the western coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands and were shado

wed by F-22 fighter jets of the US Air

Force at some sections of their flight, according to Russia’s Tass News Agency.

“Four Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers of the Aerospace Force performed planned flig

hts in the airspace over the neutral

waters of the Chukotsk, Bering and Okhotsk Seas, and also along the we

stern coast of Alaska and the northern

coast of the Aleutian Islands,” Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

At some sections of the flight, the Russian strategic bombers were shadowed by US Air Force F-22 fighter jets, the statement said.

The Tu-95MS strategic bombers spent over 12 hours in the air, the ministry specified.

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