Xi’an to impose traffic restriction on vehicle useighway during

XI’AN – Xi’an, a historical city in Shaanxi Province, will place traffic restrictions on the use of vehicle on weekdays.

The popular tourist city said the restriction would be imposed on weekdays from

7 am to 8 pm starting March 18. Vehicles are restricted in one out of five weekdays based upon the last nu

mbers of their license plates in certain areas in the city, where the number of motor vehicles hit 3 million as of May 2018.

Three bureaux of municipal ecology and environment, public security and transport

said in a circular that the move was taken to ease traffic congestion and reduce air pollution.

Mass transit buses, new energy vehicles, vehicles for people with disabilities, and vehicles for special purp

oses such as fire engines and ambulances, however, will be exempted from the restriction, according to the circular.

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While China is already the world’s biggest gas importer, with

billion cu m of gas shipment last year, a

year-on-year increase of 31.7 percent, it has only 26 gas stora

ge sites with just 8 billion cu m in storage as of 2018, contributing 3 percent of the country’s total gas consumption.

Analysts believe insufficient infrastructure, including underground gas storage an

d natural gas pipelines, is standing in the way of a more open and liberalized domestic gas sector in the country.

Li Li, research director at energy consulting company ICIS China, also suggested that the government should encourage the construction of gas storage ta

nks to prevent future gas shortages during cold snaps, considering the country’s high dependence on oil and gas imports.

To ensure sufficient gas supply, the country’s national oil majors are also ramping up loc

al oil and gas output, adding thousands of wells at oil basins, shale rocks and deepwater fields nationwide.

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We are the first Chinese dairy maker to sell products abroa

and we will introduce more products tailored to the preferences of local consumers. In Indonesia, the penetration rate of yogurt is low and there are not many brands available, so there is a huge market potential,” Yu said.

Li Shengli, a professor at China Agricultural University, said leading Chinese dairy firms Yili

Group and Mengniu Dairy, which are both among the top 10 global dairy producers, are expec

ted to increase their sales by 30 billion yuan ($4.46 billion) to 50 billion yuan in the next five years or so, and could

join the top five global dairy producers, bolstered by strong demand in China.Strengthening the safeguarding and utilization of cultural relics and inh

eritance of intangible cultural heritages were mentioned in this year’s Government Work Report.

This year’s two sessions witnessed a heated discussion among many NPC deputies

and CPPCC members about the issue of protecting, utilizing and developing cultural heritage.

In terms of how to realize the target and boost cultural self-confiden

ce based on China’s national condition, many NPC deputies and CPPCC members shared their opinions.

Gao Yun, an NPC deputy and secretary of the Huangpu district committee of the CPC, said that

we should establish the system of classified protection and proper use of historical buildings, formulate

the law of protection of historical buildings, and establish the system of property redemption of buildings.

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First, he claimed that the former President had predicted

  2016 that British voters would reject leaving the European Union in a

referendum while he had predicted they would vote to exit the bloc.

  Obama did not bet on the outcome. But he did however warn Britons

they would go “to the back of the queue” for a trade deal with the US if they left the EU.

  Then Trump claimed — wrongly — that the EU was unwilling to “negotiate with the Obam

a administration” about trade. In fact, the previous administration sought to conclude a Tran

satlantic Trade and Investment Partnership — or TTIP — with Europe, though was unable to get the deal across the

line. Trump’s own talks on trade with Europe have been inconclusive, after he threatened to spark a trade war.

  Trump’s comments on Brexit also illustrated the tendency of a President who admires dictators to throw allied leaders under the bus.

  He criticized Prime Minister Theresa May, whose credibility has been shredded by parliamentary defeats.

  ”She didn’t listen to that and that’s fine, I mean, she’s got to do what she’s got to do,” said Tr

ump, who was forced into a rare apology last year after hammering May’s Brexit strategy on the eve of meeting her in the UK.

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During the second session of the 13th CPPCC Nation

ional Committee, political advisers submitted 5,113 proposals, covering a wide range of topics that included econom

ics, politics, culture, social development and environmental protection, officials said. Among them, 3,

859 were formally filed and will be forwarded to relevant authorities for handling.

This year, economic issues and social affairs drew more attention from the political advisers during the two sessi

ons, with 1,484 proposals and 1,336 proposals falling in the two categories respectively, officials said.

Some of the typical proposals on economic issues dealt with such matters as preventing financial risks, supporting the

private economy, developing a high-quality manufacturing sector and shoring up market confidence.

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All the members should remain conscientious and har

dworking, and bravely take responsibility,” he said. “There are no honorary members, only responsible members.”

Political adviser He Yun’ao, from Jiangsu province, said this year’s session was busy and substantial.

“I got up early and got to sleep late to read more material so as to im

prove my proposals,” he said. “The meeting was over, but Chairman Wang has given us man

y assignments. I will do more surveys and study this year and bring better proposals next year.”

Zhang Zhihao and Wang Kaihao contributed to this story.

hina’s poverty relief battle is the world’s biggest and toughest. Over the last 30-plus ye

ars, China has made determined and innovative efforts to reduce poverty and remarkable achievements have been witnessed.

In this exclusive interview, an episode of China Daily’s two sessions special coverage answe

ring questions put forward by media outlets from more than 20 countries, Lei Ming, dean of the Insti

tute of Poverty Research, Peking University, shares his view on the ways of the toughest poverty-relief battle.

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The CPPCC is an important organ for CPC-led multip

rty cooperation and political consultation. It is a major channel for socialist consultative democracy and a specialist consultative body.

As of 5 pm on March 7, political advisors had submitted 5,113 proposals since the session started on Marc

h 3, ranging from the “three critical battles” against major risks, poverty, and pollution, to developing socialist democracy.

A resolution on a work report of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, a report on the exa

mination of proposals, and a political resolution on the annual session were approved at the closing meeting.

China will inevitably face an array of interwoven opportunities and challenges in 2019, the political resolution reads.

It calls on political advisors to follow the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chin

ese Characteristics for a New Era, and work to maintain stable growth, advance reform, make stru

ctural adjustments, improve living standards, guard against risks, and ensure stability.

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According to the latest national students’ fitness surve

urvey, released in 2017, 75 percent of primary and secondary schools had built c

ampus sports venues that met national standards, up from 62.4 percent in 2012. The

survey was conducted by the ministry and the General Administration of Sport of China.

In 2015, the same survey showed that the overall fitness level of prima

ry and secondary students-including stamina, str

ength and aerobic capacity-had begun to improve following a perennial decline.

“Our measures have worked but it doesn’t mean we can stop pushing. The fact that three-quarters of schools have ade

quate sports fields and facilities shows that we still have room to improve,” Zhong said.

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Xi urges military to meet goalsing, also general secretary of

This year crucial for realizing five-year plan on development of the armed forces

President Xi Jinping urged the military on Tuesday to make all-out efforts to ensure its goals for 2020 are fully realized in a timely manner.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Milit

ary Commission, told national legislators from the People’s Liberation Army and the People’s Armed Police Forc

e that this year is crucial to fulfilling the armed forces’ 13th five-year development plan, from 2016 to 2020.

He asked all military personnel to understand the significance and urgency of the plan’s realization and spare no effort to turn its goals into reality.

Xi ordered the military to focus on improving its com

bat readiness and capability. It should also deepen its reform, foster innovation and present new ach

ievements for the coming 70th birthday of the People’s Republic of China in October, he added.

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ident Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party

This year crucial for realizing five-year plan on development of the armed forces

President Xi Jinping urged the military on Tuesday to make all-ou

t efforts to ensure its goals for 2020 are fully realized in a timely manner.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Co

mmission, told national legislators from the People’s Liberation Army and the People’s Armed Police Force th

at this year is crucial to fulfilling the armed forces’ 13th five-year development plan, from 2016 to 2020.

He asked all military personnel to understand the significa

nce and urgency of the plan’s realization and spare no effort to turn its goals into reality.

Xi ordered the military to focus on improving its comb

at readiness and capability. It should also deepen its reform, foster innovation and present new

achievements for the coming 70th birthday of the People’s Republic of China in October, he added.

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