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 restric
tion 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
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 cir
cular that the move was taken to ease traffic congestion and reduce air pollution. Mass transit buses, new energy vehicles, vehicles fo
r 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.
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 201
8, contributing 3 percent of the country’s total gas consumption. Analysts believe insufficient infrastructure, including underground gas storage an
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 s
ufficient 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.
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 Agricultu
ral 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
f 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
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.
ional Committee, political advisers submitted 5,113 proposals, covering a wide range of topics that included econom
ics, politics, culture, social development and enviro
nmental 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 d
rew 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 t
he typical proposals on economic issues dealt with such matters as preventing financial risks, supporting the private econ
omy, developing a high-quality manufacturing sector and shoring up market confidence.
dworking, and bravely take responsibility,” he said. “There are no honorary members, only responsible members.”
Political adviser He Yun’ao, from Jiangsu provinc
e, 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.”
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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 subm
itted 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.
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 m
aintain stable growth, advance reform, make stru ctural adjustments, improve living standards, guard against risks, and ensure stability.