In order to improve the business environment, the Chi

ese government has launched a series of measures to continually reduce burdens for taxpayers, an d the annual plan for 2019 is to cut 2 trillion yuan ($300 billion) in taxes and fees. “Effects have been seen recently. In the first two months, 182.85 billion yuan in taxes and fees were furth er reduced,” Wang said. “The Chinese tax authority will do all it can to achieve the target.” “International tax cooperation is not and has never been easy. But we do need a multilateral approach,” said Vitor Gasp ar, director of the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary …

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Automobile exhibitors including Volkswagen, BMW

 Mercedes-Benz, GM, Toyota, Hyundai, KIA, Ford, Tesla, and Volvo will bring their latest cutting-edge products. The new technologies in intelligent manufacturing, aerospace and robot will be displayed at eq uipment showing area, and exhibitors such as Hexago, Boeing and Bombardier will show their products. Newcomers such as GSK and Siemens Healthcare will display thei r new products at medical equipment and healthcare products area with Roche, Novar tis, Astrazeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Philips, DH, Thermo Fisher, and Novo Nordisk. The quality life showing area will set new place to display pregnant w oman, baby, and children products, and high-end …

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From the nine photos uploaded by Han, people could

 see three panda cubs frolicking behind a green fence and climbing the fence, along with two h uman hands touching the nose and head of a cub. The one touching the head had red nail polish. The post angered netizens who criticized Han for endangering the cub, fearing diseases from humans might pass to the animals. A week later, Han deleted her posts, saying she loved pandas and would behav e herself in the future. She also said she loved other animals and kept two dogs at home. One netizen condemned Han for not considering the spread of the canine …

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Another outbreak in Shaanxi province caused the dea

aths of five pandas between December 2014 and April 2015. Pandas are docile but can be fierce. In 2005, a female photographer from Hong Kong jumped into a pand a enclosure to take photos. To the surprise of onlookers, the panda slashed one of her arms, causing profuse bleeding, the center said. Zhou Mengqi, a veteran photographer in Chengdu, was chased by a panda that had been eating quietly unt il he took pictures of the animal up close at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the early 1990s. “Its claw touched my shoes before I escaped …

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Information compiled by the NGO from government docum

ents show that at least 162 sources of drinking water across the country have been aba ndoned or were slated for suspension over the past decade, mostly in the south. It said many areas in the south must receive water diverted from far away because of local pollution. For some areas in the north, diversion is chosen beca use of water shortages. Many places in Jiangsu province have turned to the Yangtze for water. Previously, cities in southern Jiangsu relied on Taihu Lake, China’s third-largest fresh water lake, and other local water bodies for their drinking water. This changed, however, …

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Revolutionary leader Sun Yat-sen once suggested that

an underwater tunnel should be built to connect the railways in Nanjing , but his dream was not realized for about 100 years. In 1929, Sun’s casket was transpor ted to Pukou district along the Tientsin-Pukow Railway before being ferried to downtown Nanjing. In 1930, John Alexander Low Waddell, a 76-year-old Canadian who was a traffic consultant to the Chinese government, said the Yangtze in Nanjing was too deep and was flowing too fast to construct a bridge, according to the Academy of Sociology. The government launched large-scale investigations in 1936 and 1946 before dropping the pla n. In 1956, …

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Broken and missing cast iron sculptures have also be

repaired and replaced. Some 202 of them, including images of sunflowers, landscapes , workers and soldiers, have been placed on the two sets of railings on the bridge to maintain its original appearance. Guo Jian, deputy director of the Nanjing Center of Public Project Construction, said the bridge could be used safely for another 100 years if properly maintained. “The comprehensive examination before the bridge was closed showed that it was in its prime,” he said. “The bridge has been reliable for years, even after several ships collided with the piers. The flow of traf fic and the speed of …

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The turtles’ circadian rhythm is slower than a mamm

mal’s, which means that the signs of trouble during the procedure will not be as obvious as with mammals. It is easier to cause irreversible damage if an unexpected situation is encountered.” “It’s obvious that their near-extinction was caused by huma ns,” he said. “We haven’t done the basic work of researching the turtles’ biological inf ormation, behaviors and genetics. The knowledge we have is too limited to save the species.” Save your look of judgment for anyone blocking your path as you try to walk past them on an escalator in Shanghai. The new safety notices posted in every …

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Speaking of the Chinese economy, Liu said, China is

 accelerating its transition from high-speed growth to high-quality develo pment, as its economic structure continues to upgrade, and new momentum sustains remarkable growth. China has adopted a proactive fiscal policy this year with greater intensity and enhanced efficiency, rolling out substa ntial tax cuts and fee reductions, and its economic growth in the first quarter has gotten off to a good start, Liu said. The minister said his country will continue to significantly relax ma rket access, enhance the protection of intellectual property rights, and carry out larg er-scale tax cuts and fee reductions, so as to create a more …

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The Qiansimen Bridge, opened to traffic in 2015, cross

sses the Jialing River with a cable-stayed main span that is 312 meters, connecting the Jiangbei and the Yuzhon g Districts. It’s the world’s longest single plane cable-stayed bridge by the length of main span with one tower. Both are double deck structures carrying four lanes of traffic on their upper decks and two rail lines on their lower decks. Tien-yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prize awards civil engineering projects that have made great achievements on technological innovation and technological application. The Twin River Bridges are sceneries by themselves while look ing separately and complement each other nicely when looking together, …

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