Improving governance in rural areas is a complex pr

roject, considering disparities between different regions in terms of hist

ory, economic development and culture,” Zhang said. “We hope different areas can draw

upon the successful experiences of others and find proper ways of rural governance that suit their region best.”

China will release a list of generic drugs by the end of June this year to g

uide enterprises to develop, register and produce urgently needed generic drugs fo

r clinical use, public health and safety, according to the National Health Commission.

Those on the list will be the first batch of generic drugs of which production will be encouraged, the Commission said, ad

ding that a renewed list would be released by the end of each year starting from 2020.

With healthcare reform going deeper and a population increasingly ageing, China encoura

ges both the creation of new drugs and the research and development of generic drugs, and strives

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Our efforts in support of business startups and innova

ation have effectively boosted employment and stimulated innovation. Under the current situation, business s

tartups and innovation can make a special difference in sp

urring market vitality and supporting the employment of key groups of people,” Li said.

The Wednesday meeting decided on more steps to drive business startups and innovation.

The important role of business startups and innovation will be harness

ed to support employment, including creating more jobs that suit the needs of key gr

oups of people, such as college graduates and demobilized military personnel. The government will work to lo

wer institutional transaction costs, and draft and issue regulations on improving the business environment.

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Last year, the per capita spending of college students

on hotels reached 234 yuan per night, jumping 17.5 percent over the p

revious year, and the growth rate was higher than the older generation. Besides, the report found

that students are likely to spend twice the amount of money on hotels two years after graduation.

Qunar has cooperated with more than 6,000 hotels, hostels and b

ed-and-breakfast services and launched discounted hotel prices for students.

Sales of new energy vehicles are expected to see renewed momentum in China, with passenger electric vehicles accounting for 57 pe

rcent of NEV sales by 2040 and electric buses for 81 percent of sales of city buses, a new report said.

The report, issued by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, said that due to governm

ent support and surging demand, by 2025, China will account for 48 percent of the global EV market with s

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Yi pledged to use more market-based commercial fund

 He also said improving transparency for projects’ financing is needed, especially for green

financing, and using local currencies in BRI investments to curb exchange rate risks. “The opening of local curr

ency-denominated bond markets will effectively attract long-term funds and reduce risks of currency mismatches,” he said.

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fu

nd, said at the forum that China’s increased focus on the long-term success of BRI projects and the

BRI debt sustainability framework “are very welcome steps in the right direction”.

The further opening-up of China’s financial sector, such as the b

ond market, will enable diversification and foster renminbi internationalization, she said.

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Wang Xiaoshuai: Auteur’s film shows solicitude towar

the latest film by leading Chinese auteur Wang Xiaoshuai, sets to examine changing times in modern China.

It is a family saga about parenthood, friendship, struggle and forg

iveness. Covering a large stretch of space and time, t

he story moves from the 1980s to the present, and from the North to the South of China.

Known for realism, Wang is no stranger to prominent international film festivals. This time,

his work scooped two Berlin Film Festival awards – Silver Bear for Best Actress and Best Actor.

On the occasion of So Long, My Son screening in Chinese cinemas, China Daily sp

oke with him about the film’s production, his life and his view on Chinese auteur film.

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Under the Common Market 2.0 proposal, the UK would lea

 leave the EU, but retain the free flow of goods and make contributions to the EU budget.

Meanwhile, MPs also voted 191 to 292 to turn down the idea to give lawmakers power to stop a no-deal Brexit.

They voted 280 to 292 to oppose the proposal that confirmative public vote will be conducted on Brexit.

MPs also voted 273 to 276 to reject the proposal to negotiate permanent customs union with the EU.

None of the Monday votes on the proposals are legally

binding, meaning it will be up to the British government if they act on the results.

Conservative MPs have been given a free vote, but cabinet ministers

will be told to abstain. The opposition Labour Party ordered its MPs to vote for the customs union.

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The alternative to “no-deal” is to delay Brexit for at leas

 least several months while Britain tries to sort out the mess.

The bloc is reluctant to have a departing Britain participate in Euro

pean Parliament elections in late May, which it would have to do if Brexit is delayed.

But EU Council President Donald Tusk has urged the bloc to give Britain an extensi

on, if it plans to change course and seek a softer Brexit that keeps close economic ties between Britain and the bloc.

This week British lawmakers held a series of “indicative votes” on alternativ

es to May’s deal — and all eight options on offer were defeated. But the move did hint at a potential compromise. The

measure that came closest to a majority called for Britain to remain in a customs union with the EU after it leaves.

May has always ruled that out, because sticking to EU trade rules would limit Britain’s ability to forge new trade deals around the world.

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The cooperation between the museum and Huawei will now

take that to an even higher level, as the new generation of telecoms technology will enrich the ex

perience of visitors to the museum, virtually and in reality, even further. And if conditions become mature in th

e near future, it will not just be visits to the Palace Museum that 5G transforms.

With 5G networks and a smartphone, one will be able to have a consultation with a doctor w

ithout leaving home or give instructions to robotic cleaners to do household chores.

In fact, what the new 5G networks represent is none other than the next technological revolution. There is no reason t

o politicize the arrival of this next-generation technology. Neither is there any reason to demonize what Hu

awei, as one of the world biggest telecoms equipment providers, is doing to usher in this technological revolution.

What is even more dangerous than the harm done to fair competition in the world market is the negative impact the polit

ical barriers some Western countries have put in the way of Huawei will have on the evolution of technology.

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Hotpot chain Haidilao has introduced large, soft toys to

accompany solo diners at its more than 200 outlets nationwide.

Figures from major e-commerce platform Tmall show that last year, the sales of mini-microwave ovens and mini-washing ma

chines rose by 970 percent and 630 percent, respectively, year-on-year, while purchases of one-person ho

tpots rose by 208 percent. There has also been rapid sales growth for many other daily-use commodities.

Food and beverage is a key sector that has benefited from the singles economy, according to the Sinolink Securities re

port, which said more than half of singles spend 10 to 30 percent of their income on food and drink.

But some 23 percent of them never cook, and some 46 percent said they

seldom do so, which has helped spur rapid growth in the food delivery industry.

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Trump vows to sign an executive order requiring colleges

  President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sign an executive order requiring c

olleges and universities to “support free speech” in order to be eligible for federal research dollars.

  ”If they want our dollars, and we give it to them by the billions, they’ve got to allow people like

Hayden and many other great young people and old people to speak,” Trump said in part of his two-ho

ur long speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

  The President did not offer any more details on the order.

  Trump was referring to Hayden Williams, a conservative activist who recently made headlines

after he was allegedly punched in the face at the University of California Berkeley earlier thi

s week. The President brought Williams out as he made the announcement.

  ”Ladies and gentlemen, he took a hard punch in the face for all of us,” Trump said.

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