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More than 60 countries will send delegations to join multinational naval events marking the anniv
ersary, and over 30 countries of them will sen
d major navy leaders to participate, according to Qiu. Nearly 20 foreign vessels of various capabilities, including destroyers, frigates and landing ships, will join Chinese vessels in the naval parade, sh
o the world the “firm determination to safeguard peace and seek development with joint efforts,” Qiu said. Organizing multinational naval parades is a unique ceremonial activity of navies, according to Qiu.
ese People’s Liberation Army Navy has been active in provi ding security products for the international community since its founding, Qiu said.
The navy has paid over 100 visits to 94 countries a
nd 138 ports, and has held more than 60 joint military drills with foreign navies over the 70 years, according to Qiu.
Since 2008, the navy has sent 32 escort fleets, 103 vessels, 69 helicopters and more than 27,000 offic
ers and soldiers to escort over 6,600 vessels, more than a half of which were foreign merchant ships, he added.
Since 2010, the naval hospital ship Peace Ark has traveled to 43 countr
ies and regions and provided free medical services to over 230,000 people, Qiu said.
better deal with the relationship between ‘capital’ and ‘city’, which is to strengthen the four funct
ions of Beijing — the national center of politic
s, culture, international communications and scient ific innovation,” said Cai Qi, Party secretary of Beijing, last month during the two sessions.
According to the municipal authority, the new econ
omy — industries with intensive innovation a nd knowledge — now makes up 33 percent of the city’s economy, and this ratio is expected to keep growing.
President Xi Jinping’s three-nation visit to Europe last month prod
gible fruits and showed that despite any differences that may exist between China and the European Union, they have the common desire to strengthen cooperation.
Thanks to mutual efforts from both sides, China-EU
interaction has been displaying good momentum. Over the years, their economic interests have become increasingly intertwined, and people-to-people exchanges have flourished, formin
g a solid foundation on which bilateral ties have been able to grow and prosper in an all-around way.
and greatly improve our work efficiency”, according to a released statement at a news conference held by the administration on Tuesday.
In the past, the residents in Chinese mainlan
d could only apply for permits in their house hold registration places with relevant documents, including identification card, hukou and application form.
mmigration Administration holds a press conference on March 26, 2019. Under the new measure, the residents will provide the same documents to apply for th
e passports and travel permits in their nearby
exit and entry management departments, it said. With the rapid development of China’s economy and society, a growing
number of people have been living, stuadying and working away from their hometown, and th
been a strong demand for them to apply for the passports or travel permits in different places. Data provided by the National Immigration Administra
tion show, this year, an estimated 21 million people will apply for passports and travel permits in di
llati said, noting that the Italian and Chinese peoples have always trusted each other and
maintained profound friendship, with close ties i
n such fields as economy and trade, and culture. The Senate speaker said she agrees with Xi on his remarks about the traditional friendly ex
changes between the two cou ntries dating back over 2,000 years, published in leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera ahead of his visit.
d Italy are major countries that boast a rich culture, she said, adding that Italy is willing to boost communication and c ooperation with the Chinese side in such fields as culture, art, language, heritage protecti
on, tourism, science and tec hnology, and innovation, and encourage their youths to increase exchanges and mutual understanding.
end of 2017, accounting for about 16 percent of the population, ac
cording to the National Bureau of Statis
tics. Marriage registrations have fallen every year since 2014, while the divorce rate has risen for 16 consecutive years, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
veling and pursuing activities individually have also become increasingly popular with singles in China. Tang Chuan, a researcher with Sinolink Securities, said that without family burdens, singles
seem to be
less inclined to save money, and their willingness to spend offers great potential for boosting the economy. Sinolink Securities conducted research on singles born from 1985 to 1995 and found that a
bout 40 percent of those in first- an d second-tier cities live from paycheck to paycheck, while in lower-tier cities, the proportion is as high as 76 percent.
hinese women are buying more for themselves than they have in the past, according to a new report on Chinese women’s consumption.
The report was released one day before this year’s
International Women’s Day by Alibaba’s e-commerce platform, Tmall. More women are spending to please themselves instead of other
people, the report said. Tmall’s
data showed that women’s consumption of books, tourism expe riences, wire-free bras, flat shoes, flowers and other “treat-yoursel
f” products continues to grow significantly. Women born in the 1980s placed a total of 48.06 million book orders on
Tmall in the past year, while according to data from
Fliggy, Alibaba’s travel arm, the same group spent most on travel, China’s Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, China’s Macao and Singapore their favorite destinations.
ause the camera must not be covered during the folding, while the battery is also thicker. Huawei Mate X looks better, but its display is not protected as well as that of Samsung Fold and faces higher risk of breaking should the phone be dropped.
The two share one thing in common, namely a h
igh price — Both are rather expensive. The Samsu ng Fold is priced at $1,980 while the Huawei Mate X is priced at 2,299 euros ($2,606). The high price will
sly limit the marketing of the two products and make them the luxuries of rich people only. According to our analysis and market forecasts, in 2019, the number of f
rtphones and tablets sold globally might reach 900,000, which might do uble in 2020. As a comparison, people globally bought 1.4 billion smartphones in 2018. In a word, unless its cost fall sh
he market for foldable smartphones will be limited for the foreseeable future. Yet both Huawei and Samsung have invested huge resources in the research, publicity, and mark
eting of foldable smartphones. There are two main causes for that. First, smartphones are already so
developed that there is hardly any new space for innovation. The iPhone 4 miracle of Steven Jobs can hardly be re
peated in the near future, so both companies need to show the world that they are innovating.
Second, foldable displays need special materials that are quite scarce i
n the market, so neither of the two companies can afford to wait for the other to rise. B
oth need to keep the market in a balance so as to ensure its own share of products.