in Taizhou, Zhejiang province. They were the grandchildren of those who cultivated the uninhabited Dachen Islands in the 1950s.
In March 2017, Xi joined with primary students in Beijing to
plant trees and encouraged them to foster a219ccccom-3/nvironmental protection from childhood.
In 2018, replying to a letter from a primary school in Shaanxi provi
nce, Xi expressed hope that the students would learn more about the history of the revolution, follow th
e example of heroes and role models, love the Party, the country and the people and carry on fine revolutionary traditions.
hina has raised additional tariffs to a maximum 25 percent on part of the $60 billion worth of US prod
ucts, effective June 1, according to a statement by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council.
The rates of additional tariffs on some of the products will be increased to 25 percent, 20 perc
ent, and 10 percent, respectively. The 5 percent additional tariffs applied to some products remained unchanged.
The move came after the US’ latest tax increase on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10 percent to 25 percent.
ther professional measure that relates to safety. Anyone without experience climbing mountains above 8,000 meters, and w
ithout adequate capability for independent movement is not allowed on Mount Qomolangma,” he said.
Both overseas and domestic climbers must apply as part of a team, not personally, he said.
Tibet installed a new ladder in a section of the climbing route in 2017, and provided c
limbing ropes as long as 6,000 meters along the path between a section at 6,600 meters and the summit at 8,844 meters.
Cleanup efforts on the mountain involve both environmental considerations and climbing safety. T
he work has become routine, said Tashi Gyatso, the deputy secretary of the regional government.
technologies that it enables, are harnessed for the benefit of mankind while minimizing the risks to develo
pment, peace and security and human rights,” Guterres said in a congratulatory letter to the expo.
Miao Wei, minister of industry and information technology, said China has already made signif
icant progress in bolstering the big data industry with a string of big data platforms established in sec
tors such as manufacturing, commerce, finance, transportation and medical care.
“We will make a fresh push to integrate cutting-edge information technologies into the real econo
my, including establishing a national industrial data center, to better power the country’s sp
rawling manufacturing sector,” Miao said at the opening ceremony of the big data expo.
According to the ministry, China’s digital economy reached a total volu
me of over 31 trillion yuan ($4.5 trillion), or 34.8 percent of its GDP, in 2018.
ouths who traveled rose by 101 percent year-on-year, compared with 50 per
cent among peers in bigger cities, according to major online travel agency Ctrip.
Ruan Tianying, deputy general manager of Western-style food chain Houcaller, said t
hat with fastgrowing urbanization in China, lower-tier cities definitely offer great potential.
Houcaller, founded in Xiamen, Fujian province, in 1993, plans to operate about 400 store
s in 100 Chinese cities, with more than two-thirds of them located in lower-tier centers by the end of this year.
Ruan said consumption per capita at Houcaller outlets is about
60 yuan, and about 80 percent of its more than 30 million customers a year are age 36 or younger.
“Opening a restaurant involves different factors, so we cannot reach lower-tier cities as quick
ly as fast-moving consumer goods do,” he said, adding that in these cities, the market still needs to be educa
ted about eating Western-style food, which involves a different dining etiquette from Chinese food.
Socheat Chea, a Cambodian student with big dreams, wouldn’t attract much attention if he
walked down a street in his country since he doesn’t talk a lot and is a bit shy around strangers.
His classmate, Edgar Moreno Pena, who is from Venezuela, is more adept at socializing. He has
a vocabulary of more than 200 Chinese words, tells shopkeepers on Beijing streets pia
nyidian (give me a bigger discount) and uses Chinese-language food-delivery apps on his mobile phone.
“I often do shopping at Taobao and JD,” he said, referring to China’s two most popular online shopping websites.
Although the two foreign students have few similarities in their perso
nal backgrounds, they share a common goal at the Shenzhou Institute in northern Be
ijing: They are trying to learn from Chinese teachers how to design, build, operate and maintain satellites.