al modernization and ensure that both urban and rural residents enjoy equal public services.
By the middle of this century, digital villages will be completely built nationwide to advance rural revitalization.
To fulfill such targets, the country will accelerate the constructi
on of IT infrastructures in rural areas, upgrading rural internet facilities and information services.
More efforts will be made to boost the rural digital economy, with wider use of digital techno
logies in agriculture and the development of e-commerce and various emerging creative industries in rural regions.
While providing more support for rural technological innovation, the co
untry will strengthen ecological protection in rural areas with digital technologies.
tablish a policy framework for applying a fairly low RRR for small and medium-
sized banks in a bid to lower financing costs for MSEs.
Home prices in 70 major Chinese cities continued to stabilize despite slight increases in April, official data showed Thursday.
New home prices in four first-tier cities — Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou — increased 0.6 percent month
on month in April, up from the 0.2-percent increase in March, said the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in a statement.
New home prices climbed 0.8 percent in 31 second-tier cities, and rose 0.5 percent in 35 third-tier cities.
As for resold homes, prices in the four first-tier cities reported a 0.4-percent growth mo
nth on month, while those in 31 second-tier cities went up 0.6 percent, narrowing from the 1.2-percent increase in March.
not to provide disposable daily necessities. But some customers say not providing the items would cause them inconvenience.
A latest survey by Ctrip.com shows that more than 80 percent of clients back hotels not providing disposable daily necessities.
Beijing’s Yanqing district plans to help more than 20,000 primary and secondary scho
ol students master skiing and skating skills over the next three years, a move designed to spur enth
usiasm among the district’s residents for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games and beyond.
Set to run from Feb 4 to 20 in 2022, the Winter Olympics will be held in Beijin
g and co-host city Zhangjiakou in adjacent Hebei province in less than 1,000 days.
Yanqing, 74 kilometers northwest of central Beijing, will host several events, including Alpine skiing, bobsled, skeleton and luge.
Ventures, First Round Capital and Lowercase Capital made a killing in the IPO, some late-stage backers did not fare as well.
Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp <9984.T >, for example, invested in Uber in early 2018 at $48.
77 per share. It also bought shares at a much lower price in a large secondary transaction.
To be sure, other IPOs have traded well so far in 2019, including online scrapbook company Pinterest Inc, vegan burger
maker Beyond Meat Inc and video-conferencing startup Zoom Video Communications Inc. But these were mu
ch smaller startups than Uber that did not execute as many frothy fundraising rounds.
Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who was on the NYSE trading floor to mark the debut, tried to cal
m investors by pointing to the company’s growth prospects and expansion plans.
arch institute to accelerate the development of new apparatuses for underground detection that could reduce interference from human activity.
“We will also explore carrying out observational experiments
in wells from hundred of meters to 1,000 meters deep, and through scientific drilling that will p
enetrate active earthquake faults to gain more information about underground structures,” he said.
Currently, 13 countries have been involved in the project, includ
ing Russia, Egypt and Algeria, and 17 domestic research teams, including one from U
niversity of Science and Technology of China, have started research on the site, Zheng noted.
The site will “offer research teams with observa
tion equipment, support for outdoor observation and data sharing services”, he said.
Health authorities will redouble their efforts to train nurses in eldercare as the
proportion of older people in the popula
tion expands and tens of millions of
people struggle with disabilities, a senior health official said on Wednesday.
Jiao Yahui, deputy chief of medical administration and supervision at the Nation
al Health Commission, said there are not
enough nurses to cope with the growing needs of the country’s elderly.
A regulation on the training of healthcare workers and standards of service is being drafted.
It is expected to boost the number of nurse’s aides, Jiao said ahead of
International Nurses Day on Sunday.
The nurse’s aides will complement the work of full-fledged nurses to meet the demand for services for the elderly, she said.
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 management style, in addition to the city go
vernment’s introduction of various measures, including a mobile app, to help tourists.
Larry Goodrich, from Seattle, who has been traveling with his wife
in the Yangtze River Delta for three weeks, lauded the volunteers’ contributions.
Having worked in the computer industry since “the era of brick-si
zed cellphones”, the 65-year-old said that while technology has provided unimaginable con
venience, traveling is about being a part of the destination and interacting with local residents.
“The human connection is always better,” said Goodrich.
ndreds of security guards daily during peak seasons. In October, when it had a record number of travelers, the ad
ministrators decided to seek help from local universities for international volunteers, Liu said.
The lake, spanning a total of 60 square kilometers in the heart of Hangzhou, is ne
ar to one of China’s oldest Buddhist temples and is surrounded by lush green hills.
During the recent holiday, it was one of the most popular tourist spots amo
ng millions of domestic travelers, along with the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
“It’s not only about giving tourists directions to the toilet or preventing people from smoking,” said Bela Nitesh Parm
ar from India, one of the students selected from among more than 50 candidates for the volunteer program.
“The more I help others, the more confidence and positive energ
y I earn for myself,” said the sophomore at Zhejiang University of Technology.
China will further cut the number of items requiring certificatio
n and refine the procedures through institutional inno
vation to improve government services and foster a more enabling business environment.
The decision was made at the State Council’s executive meeting, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday.
Participants at the meeting agreed that the government’s efforts in recent years to repeal unwarranted certification requ
irements and deepen the reform of government functions have produced notable results.
“These are crucial steps benefiting both companies and individuals
,” Li said. “At a time when the economy still faces uncertainties, removing these unjustified cer
tification requirements will help boost market vitality and improve the business environment.”
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