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going reform measures have made its financial market increasingly appealing to overse
as investors,” the administration said on Monday
in a statement on its website. “The administration will continue to support the opening-up of financ
ial markets, meet demand from overseas investors t
o expand investment in the ma rkets and attract global long-term capital to enter China’s financial markets,” it said.
Given the stable performance of the yuan and expectations of balanced capital flows, China’s fore
ange reserves remained stable in April, reaching $3.095 trillion by the end of last month, co mpared with $3.099 trillion by March, according to data released by the administration on Tuesday.
willing to see the accelerated development of the onshore capital market, said analysts, allowing direct fi nancing to play a more significant role in allocating savings and investment, and better serve the economy.
The volunteer team－led by Wu Liangliang, a security guard who has gained online fame for his fluent self-taught En
glish－has also been part of the site’s efforts to provide a more personal managem
ent style, in addition to the city go vernment’s introduction of various measures, including a mobile app, to help tourists.
oodrich, from Seattle, who has been traveling with his wife in the Yangtze River Delta for three weeks, lauded the volunteers’ contributions.
rked in the computer industry since “the era of brick-si zed cellphones”, the 65-year-old said that while technology has provided unimaginable con
traveling is about being a part of the destination and interacting with local residents. “The human connection is always better,” said Goodrich.
identify unwarranted certification items for abolition and list all certification items deemed ne
cessary. At the same time, work to establi
sh a pre-commitment qualification system will be intensified. “The reform of the qualification system is part and parcel of our efforts to build a credit-ba
sed society. Without a fully fledg ed credit-based society, our business environment will not see significant improvements,” Li said.
It was decided at the meeting that the practice of pre-commitment of qualifi
cation will be piloted in 13 pro vinces and municipalities, including Tianjin, Liaoning, Shanghai, Guangdong, Sichuan and Shaanxi, and in five mi
nistries－the Ministry of Public Security, the Minist
ry of Justice, the Minist ry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Transport.
ization reforms and enhance communication with member countries and regions to deal with trade issues. That will stre
ngthen the WTO and jointly maintain free tr
ade and the multilateral trade system, he said.a Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition welcomed its first tourist peak by serv
ing more than 320,000 tourists during the fou
r-day May Day holiday, the organizer said Saturday. Lei Lei, an official with the organizing committee, said the Chinese Pavilion, the Inte
rnational Pavilion, the Life Experience Pavilion, t
he Botany Pavilion and the Gui Some 132 activities, including float parades, world ethnic and folk cultural perform
ances, and culture and art carnivals staged by central and eastern European countrie
s, were held during the holiday. With the theme of “Live Green, Live Better,” the expo opened to the public on M
onday at the foot of the Great Wall in the capital’s Yanqing District and will last until Oct 7.
rui Theater were among the most popular destinations, which h
ave received a total of over 734,000 visitors during the holiday.
Croatia, April 13 — China and the Central and Eastern European Count
ECs) on Friday agreed to enhance connectivity to achieve more development. The agreement was part of the Dubrovnik Guidelines for Cooperation between China and t
s, which was released after the eighth China-CEEC leaders’ meeting in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. According to the guidelines, China and the CEECs are willing to pro
ilway projects cooperation in line with respective laws and regulations and through consultations, in particular by strengthening exchanges and cooperation on railway planning, railway organiza
tion development, management, technol
ogy development, logistics and freight terminal construction. China and the CEECs will jointly explore utilization and construction of logistics hubs, said the guidelines, adding that China is
welcome to participate in joint development of new freight lines in connecting markets in Asia and Europe, u
nder the understanding that it respects the principles of transparency and non-discrimination.
unbai Railway, a scenic line with diesel trains. They were launched to address the limited access to drin
king water in the area, where the undergro
und water is undrinkable due to complex mineral components. “Water coming out of the wells used to render us with Kaschin-beck disease, and we treated ev
of (safe) water like it was oil,” said Zhou Aiqin, another resident at Huojugou. Running the train all year around is no easy task, especially in winter when temperatures easily dro
p below m
inus 20 degrees Celsius. Some of the fuel is spent heating the water during the journey to prevent freezing. “Water often drips onto our clothes and instantly freezes. We cannot bend our arms or legs
to move like a gorilla,” said Jia Lin, a veteran worker at the line’s Quanyang station. Train crew and station workers, like residents along the line, have been attached to
the delivery missions, even as demands have greatly shrunk due to improved water infrastructure and relocation o
f villagers. The trains now run three times a month, down from three times a week, to serve only 300 residents.
“But as long as the demand exists, our small train will keep on running,” said Xin Yuehong, head of Quanyang station.