Month: June 2019

Freight trains on track to drive Xinjiang economy

The China Railway Express service is carrying goods across Eurasia, attracting more custom

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s region, looking at developments in the economy, the cultural and business sectors, and poverty alleviation measures.

With the completed customs clearance documents for 80 imported high-end cars in his ha

nd, Zhang Xiafei arrived at the customs office at the land port of Alataw Pass, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.上海乌托邦

Within minutes, a customs officer had logged all the details required for the vehicles to enter the Chinese market via a freight train service that connects Europe and China.

“These Porsche cars left Poland nine days ago. In a few days, they will arrive in Chongqing. The China Railway Express service is very reliable and punctual. More important, it has helped cut transport上海乌托邦上海品茶ation times by half compared with moving the goods by sea,” said Zhang, an employee of Jie’an Logistics, a freight company that has used the service regularly in the past year.

The China Railway Express, aka the China-Europe freight train, is a network of rail services that carry cargo between China and Europe via Central Asia. Nearly 70 percent of the trains use the Alataw Pass, a land port in the Gobi Desert on China’s border with Kazakhstan.

上海乌托邦上海品茶In March 2011, the first such service left the southwestern city of Chongqing headed for Duisburg, Germany. By the end of last month, 5,900 China Railway Express and China-Central Asia trains had used the border crossing.

The rising number of services and their growing popularity has made Northwest China’s largest land port busier than ever.

From January to the end of last month, 851 China Railway Express trains used the Alataw Pass crossing. The value of the freight the上海乌托邦

y carried was $5.2 billion, a rise of 69.6 percent year-on-year, according to the latest figures from the Alataw Pass Customs.

Every day, border security and customs officials deal with large numbers of trains and trucks lined up at checkpoints to be insp上海乌托邦上海品茶

ected, heading to or coming from countries in Europe and Central Asia. Meanwhile, crude oil is constantly pumped to China from Kazakhstan via a network of subterranean pipelines.

Since it opened in 1991, the Alataw Pass land port has been famous for strong winds almost all-year-round and for being a strategic

entry point for energy products. Now, it’s famous for the China Railway Express, and as a trade hub for a range of goods, such as imported cars, agri

cultural products and alcohol,” said Di Yongjiang, Party chief of Alashankou, a city established in 2012 based around the land port.

Wang Chuanjie, head of the Alataw Pass Customs, said: “Since May 2017, the China Railway Express has become a stable and regular service. To provide a bette

r service, we have teamed up with the border security authorities to conduct joint inspections, cutting inspection

times by 30 minutes. The customs clearance time has also been accelerated to ensure the efficiency of the tra

in service. Now, trains only need to stop at the port for six to 10 hours, from 12 hours before.”

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For instance, Chinese companies are driven to catch up

on merge and acquisition deals for safety reasons or com

mercial reasons, and they are still very active in terms of outbound deals, he said.

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At the G20 forum, efforts to reform the WTO dispu

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sis that looms in late 2019, Liu said. “China, as a major member of the WTO, will definitely benefit from the organizational reform,” he added.

Reality show ensures rock bands get their just recognition.

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dulation of screaming fans. All very good for them, but it means rock ba

nds that tend to be associated with bad boy images are often overshadowed.

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ks for that can go to a reality show, The Big Band, produced by the online streaming service iQiyi that premiered on the platform on May 25.

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s and techniques, the reality show introduces this particular indie culture, which engenders passion and zeal.

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the golden days of Chinese rock music and who have helped indie music and bands find their own voices. They are the established Beiji

ng-based rock band The Face, two Chinese rock bands that combine their local dialects with rock beats: Black Head from Xi’an, Shaanxi province, and Jiu

lian Zhenren from Lianping county in Guangdong province and the indie music promoter Liu Fei.

For an older generation of Chinese rock music fans, when the veteran rock band The Face appeared in the reality show they were awash in ’90s nostalgia.

The Face, founded in 1989 and comprising lead vocalist Chen Hui, the guitarists Liu Jingwei and Wu Jindi, the bassist Ou Ya

ng and the drummer Liu Zhong, performed a song titled Dream in the first episode of the reality show. The song

was released in 1994, during a period often regarded as a golden era for the Chinese rock scene.

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He added that South Africa will bring to the fair som

of its most dynamic enterprises from North West, Free Stat

上海千花坊e and Limpopo provinces, involving a variety of sectors, including agro-processing, biodiesel produ

ction, jewelry manufacturing, engineering and infrastruct

ure development, textile and fashion, farming, solar energy and tourism.

South Africa’s business trends and the entrepreneurial landscape require far more sophisticated sk上海千花坊

ills to achieve international competitiveness to ensure access to global markets for SMEs, the director-general said.

“We believe that small, medium and micro enterprises and coop

eratives are important drivers of economic growth and job creation,” Vries said.

上海千花坊上海品茶In total, more than 70 small, medium and micro enterprises of South Afric

a will promote their products and investment opportunities during this year’s event.

The event’s organizers have launched a series of overseas promotions to showcase the annu

al fair, and 1,028 exhibition booths have been confirmed already by businesses and organizations from 31 countries and regions.

The fair will include special exhibition zones covering countries related to the Belt and Road上海千花坊上海品茶

Initiative, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, as well as China’s Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

“Since the announcement of the Belt and Road Initiative, Poland has been willing to be a part of it and an im

portant trade and economic partner for China,” said Joanna Skoczek, consul general of Poland in Guangzhou.

Skoczek said the number of Chinese visiting P上海千花坊上海品茶oland in the first quarter of 2017 increased by 85 percent compared with the same period last year. The trade volume between Guangdong and Poland was

nearly $4.2 billion in 2016, increasing 13.3 percent year-on-year and accounting for over one-fifth of the total between China and Poland.

“Chinese businesses are encouraged to visit Poland to strengthen the mutual cooperation in the fields of trading, investment and education,” Skoczek said.

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Japanese companies have attached more importance to

 Guangdong’s market. They are looking for local partners and intend to use the fair to take bigger market shares,” Zhang said.

 上海419品茶微信Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng, consul general of Thailand in Guangzhou, said the fair not only se

rved to strengthen business and trade cooperation between his homeland and the province, but als

o provided a platform for countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.

“We have carefully selected some 50 companies from more than 100 candidates, to bri 上海419

ng quality commodities, food and artworks with traditional Thai techniques to the people in Guangdong,” he said.

 上海419品茶微信According to statistics from the organizers, more than 8,850 SMEs from abroad have participated in the fair over the past 14 years, accounting for nearly 20 percent of all the exhibitors.

he media briefing conference for the 15th China International SME Fair (CISMEF) was held in Guangzhou on Aug 14.

He Zuoxian, deputy director of the SME Bureau of Guangdong province and director of the Bureau of China International SME Fair, along with consul-generals of United Arab Emirates and Thailand in Guangzhou and exhibitor representatives from Japan and Taiwan, attended the event. 上海419品茶微信

his year’s event was jointly organized by Guangzhou and UAE, which is a concrete measure to deepen China-Arab economic and trade cooperation and implement the comprehensi 上海419品茶微信ve strategic partnership between the two countries. The event is guaranteed to promote the in-depth exchanges and cooperation between the two countries, according to He Zuoxian.

The UAE will put up an exhibition area exceeding 1,000 square meters, with nearly 100 featured enterprises in the fields of agricultural

food, trade retail, information and communication, and tourism culture will showcase their products at the 15th CISMEF and pr

omote local specialty products, industrial investment environment and tourism culture.

Up to now, a total of 28 countries and international organizations have confirme

d their participation in the event, and the number of reserved booths has reached nearly 1,100.

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es have been retu上海419论坛品茶微信rned to China to stand trial from more than 120 countries and regions since 2014, the leading anti-corruption watchdog said.

The announcement came just before the fifth anniversary on Thursday of the founding of the of

fice created to coordinate anti-corruption efforts as a means to help bolster the hunt for fugitives.

That office was established on June 27, 2014, to strengthen the work undertaken by the Interna

tional Cooperation Bureau of the Communist Party of China’s Central Commission for Discipline Insp

ection. It was set up to better coordinate the efforts of such entities as the CCDI, the Supreme People’s Court, th

e Foreign Ministry and the Public Security Ministry in pursuing fugitives who escaped overseas.

Between January 2014 and May of this year, 5,974 fugitives suspected of economic

crimes, including 1,425 government officials, were brought back, and 14.248 billion

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He said such a syst上海夜生活品茶微信ountries, often t

tries, often the上海夜生活品茶微信 hosts, that want to put a new issue on the G20 agenda.

This year, O’Neill said, it looks as if Japan is going to try to feature the issue of global governance of te

chnology in terms of some common rules. He said it, and other countries that have ideas for new are

as of focus in the future, need to be pushed to explain precisely what they want to achieve in doing so.

“It is all very well to make very general grand statements, but unless anything specific occurs between and across G20 cou

ntries, what is really the point?” O’Neill said. “This must surely become a prerequisite fo running out of time to secu

re a safe future for humanity; we have a climate crisis on our hands, and we have entered an era of mass ext

inction of species with grave consequences for humanity,” he said.r the G20 at this year’s meeting and into the future.”

Zhu Qiwen and Liu Yi contributed to this story.

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rp focus on the 上海品茶微信女神会所most strategic levers of change, humanity can turn this crisis into an opportunity.”

Kjorven said that after several decades of uninterrupted high-speed development, unmatched in human history, that lifted 800 milli

on people out of poverty, China is today an example for the world when it comes to effective economic pol

icymaking, mobilization of capital at home and abroad for productive purposes, and investment in its people.

“China can show the way to a safer, healthier and more sustainable food future, by taking bold action at home and inspi

ring and engaging the rest of the world,” he said. “Chinese President Xi Jinping’s call for ‘building a community wit

h a shared future for mankind’ can and should involve getting it right on food, guided both by what science is now te

lling us loud and clear and the wisdom inherent in Chinese food culture and traditions.”

For an efficient G20 summit, O’Neill, from Chatham House, recommended that each G20 country gi

ves itself some kind of score card for the progress made toward initiatives that featured in past G20 statements.

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eaders in Osaka is h上海乌托邦女神会所oe sustainable and

 inclusive econom上海乌托邦女神会所ic development and growth across the world over the coming decades.

Stern, who is also co-chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, said G

20 nations can safeguard against one potentially important element in future financial crises by pri

oritizing wise investments in the transition to zero-carbon and climate-resilient growth and development, adding that an inadequate, slow or badly m

anaged transition could destabilize economies, slow or reverse growth, and severely damage the environment.

A report published by the World Bank early this year highlighted the huge need for infrastructu

re to eliminate poverty and raise living standards, with 940 million people living without electricity, 663

million lacking adequate sources of drinking water, 2.4 billion lacking decent sanitation facilities, 1 billion living more th

an 2 kilometers from an all-season road, and 4 billion people lacking internet access.

It found that the spending of developing countries on infrastructure w

as mostly in the range of 3.5 percent to 5 percent of GDP, and they should be able to build the infra

structure necessary to realize the SDGs through investment equivalent to about 4.5 percent of GDP.

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nufacturing case上海419论坛品茶微信s nationwide last year, down 30.8 percent year-on-y

ear, and authorities destroyed 268 facilities where drugs were manufactured, down 15.5 percent.

Some 14.7 tons of synthetic drugs were seized, a drop of 37 percent.

Illegal drug production in Guangdong, long the largest domestic source, declined sharply

. The ministry said police uncovered 42 drug production cases last year, down 70 percent compared with 20

17, smashed 28 production dens, a fall of 56 percent, and seized 1.65 tons of drugs, down 71 percent.

“Driven by huge profits, a rising number of synthetic drugs were s

muggled into China through illegal channels from the Golden Triangle,” Liu said.

In November, Chinese police handed Vietnamese drug trafficker Nong Van Khoi o

ver to Vietnamese police in Pingxiang in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

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Real estate investment increa上海419品茶微信ent year-on

year in the first f上海419品茶微信ive months of the year, according to the data released by the National Bureau of Statistics. The pace was slower than the 11.9

percent expansion recorded in the January-April period but was faster than the 9.5 percent growth seen last year.

Among them, investment in residential housing rose 16.3 percent. However, investment in office buildi

ng and commercial housing both saw negative growth, registering -3.6 percent and -9.7 percent growth respectively.

Wang said the real estate market should strengthen real-time monitoring, predictions and warnings. Some second- and th

ird-tier cities saw a surge in housing prices as China’s urbanization process gathered pace. Wang said if the price

rise is supported by fundamentals, the risk is controllable; if not, the government should improve risk prevention.

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