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President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Conferen
ce on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations to be held on May 15 in Beijing, a senior official said Thursday.
Xu Lin, deputy head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Cen
tral Committee and director of the State Council Information Office, made the announcement at a press conference.
Under the theme of “exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations and a community with a shared futu
re,” the conference includes an opening ceremony and sub-forums, said Xu, also vice president of the event’s executive committee.
More than 2,000 government officials and representatives of various circles from 47 Asia
n countries and other countries outside the region will attend the opening ceremony and forums, said Xu.
A grand Asian culture carnival, an Asian civilization week, and an Asian food festival will also be held during the event.
China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, and latest nuclear submarines, destroyers and fighter jets will join the parade, Qiu said.
“Some vessels will make their debut for the first time,” Qiu added.
Altogether 32 Chinese vessels and 39 warplanes will take part in the event, according to Qiu.
The vessels will sail in six groups, namely, those of submar
ines, destroyers, frigates, landing ships, auxiliary ships, and aircraft carrier.
The planes will fly in 10 echelons, showcasing aircraft for early warning, reconnaissance, anti-submarine patrol, as wel
l as bombers, fighters, carrier-based fighters, and carrier-based helicopters, Qiu said.
More than 60 countries will send delegations to join multinational naval even
ts marking the anniversary, and over 30 countries of them will send major navy leaders to participate, according to Qiu.
Nearly 20 foreign vessels of various capabilities, including destro
yers, frigates and landing ships, will join Chinese vessels in the naval parade, show
ing to the world the “firm determination to safeguard peace and seek development with joint efforts,” Qiu said.
Organizing multinational naval parades is a unique ceremonial activity of navies, according to Qiu.
tion with China on jointly building the Belt and Road, She said.
Noting that the history of Italy-China exchanges for the past 50 years has been a history of dia
logue and friendship, the speaker said the Italian Senate is willing to facilitate exchanges between the two cou
ntries’ legislative institutions, and continue to make contributions to deepening Italy-China friendly cooperation.
Xi arrived in Rome Thursday for a state visit to Italy, the first stop of his three-nation Europe tour, which will also take him to Monaco and France.
hinese authorities have unveiled detailed measures to implement valu
e-added tax reform, a key step to boost market vitality and stabilize economic growth.
Starting April 1 this year, the 16 percent VAT rate that applies to manufa
cturing and other sectors will be lowered to 13 percent, while the rate for construction, tran
sport and other sectors will be reduced from 10 percent to 9 percent, said a joint statement released on Th
ursday by the Ministry of Finance, State Taxation Administration and the General Administration of Customs.
g without a drill pipe core in polar ice bedrock, which helped the scientists obtain the first few samples of bedrock unde
r the ice cores at the station. The conwwwhebeishengxincn-2/ion was also compleexpedition.
Xuelong left Shanghai on Nov 2 and arrived at Zhongshan Station on
Nov 30. The icebreaker entered the Amundsen Sea in early January for a marine survey but
experienced “the worst sea conditions since departure”, according to an earlier report by China Ocean News.
On Jan 19, the ship was caught in a sudden thick fog on the Amundsen Sea and collided with an
iceberg, Cheng Xiao, dean of the College of Global Change and Earth System Science at Beijing Normal University, told Xinhua.
An increase of cyclones in the area since the start of 2019 has great
ly increased the number of floating ice fragments, while in 2018 the area was a single large ice sheet, Ch
en said. The floating ice drifted to the north, pushed by the wind, which also affected navigation on Xuelong’s trip home, he added.
systemic financial risks, are the fundamental tasks of financial work, calling for accelerated construction of the fina
ncial market infrastructure and advanced efforts to nationalize key information infrastructure in the sector.
He also urged solid statistics in the financial sector and improvement in the warning system and rules on information disclosure and management.
Education and supervision of senior officials of financial institutions and regulators sh
ould be enhanced, and more should be done to fight corruption in the financial sector, Xi said.
He called for dynamic supervision of domestic and cross-border capital flow to enable financial watchdogs to fully monitor all flows.
Xi said tasks for the reform and opening-up of the financial sector should be well implem
ented, calling for the preparation and the rolling-out of new reform and opening-up measures based on
the latest development of global economy and finance as well as the strategic needs of China.
Reforms including revamps on market access system and trading regulations should be deepened, and regulators should take a two-pronged appr
oach of enforcing both macro-prudential management and micromanagement of behaviors, he said.
He said those causing major financial risks due to their breaches such as lax regula
tion, cover-ups or decision-making failures must be held accountable and face serious punishment.
Efforts should be made to address the current situation where the costs of legal and
regulatory breaches in the financial sector, especially capital markets, are too low, Xi said.
Xi urged enhancing the global competitiveness of China’s financial sector, elevating the two-way opening-up to a highe
r level and beefing up capabilities of financial management and risk prevention and control amid greater opening-up.
On the 30th, an explosion occurred in Zhangjiakou No. 1 Bath Center in Hebei Province, killing two people and injuring two others. The official micro-blog of the Pro
paganda Department of the Zhangjiakou Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China announced on the
31st that the cause of the accident was initially identified as the illegal use of obsolete coal-fired boilers by the bathing cent
er, which resulted in rapid spray of steam and explosion of non-electric boilers.
The briefing pointed out that at 15:55 p.m. on January 30, a boiler accident occurred in Kangmei Bath Center of H
ongqi Building, Qiaodong District, Zhangjiakou City. At present, the accident caused two deaths and two in
juries, the injured have been sent to hospital for treatment. The identity of the casualties is being verified.
According to the report, after preliminary investigation, the accident was caused by an explosion of a non-boi
ler (electric boiler). The causes of the boiler accident are: the obsolete coal-fired boilers were illegally used in Kan
gmei Bath Center, and the cracking of the connection between the upper door ring and the furnace gallbladder caus
On January 29, 2019, the new trial in 21 years, henan xiayi farmers yu-xi zhang
kills involved, etc. To open a court session.In the afternoon, surging news fr
om yu-xi zhang attorney understands, Xia Yi court justice after the hearing in
court to make a sentence: yu-xi zhang innocence.
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Surging news previously reported, in 1992, yu-xi zhang involved in ne
ighborhood fighting issue, the other one person died, he was caught later.On May
19, 1997, five years later, xiayi court yu
-xi zhang with his cousin and others carrying iron fork and hit the top of the
victim’s forehead, that the victim im
mediately unconscious, after the rescue invalid death, to deliberately harm (to
death) crimes sentenced him to pr
ison for 11 years.Yu-xi zhang refuses to accept the appeal, said he did not use the
iron fork play the victim.On October 28, 19
97, then in shangqiu second instance ruled that the first-instance judgment yu-
xi zhang committed intentional injury of fac
ts is not clear, the lack of evidence, rule to cancel the original judgment the retrial.
After four years without progress review case, on July 19, 2001, xiayi county court
of first instance again decided yu-xi zha
ng cousin referring is the murderer, referring hold sticks slam the victim’s
head, to the bone comminuted fracture, after
the rescue invalid death, to deliberately harm (to death) sentenced referring
fixed-term imprisonment for 13 ye