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Saudi Arabia and New Zealand, among others, joined the mechanism as observers, and will have advisory roles.
Expanding tax dispute resolution activities, increasing transparency, streamli
ning compliance and digitizing filing are some of the key tasks that the mechanism will
act upon going forward. To help facilitate these goals, an office will be opened in Beijing.
Members agreed that the mechanism is in response to calls by
G20 leaders for a fair, transparent and modern tax system that ultimately contrib
utes to the fulfillment of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Wang Jun, commissioner of China’s State Taxation Admin
istration, was elected chairman of the mechanism‘s council. He suggested that mem
bers jointly enhance tax administration capacity and build a growth-friendly tax environment.
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the ALS patients’ thoughts through identifying the patien
ts’ eyeballs movements to collect information, and then move the wheelchair automatically.
It can also move safely at night. Further improvements will be made to the system to correct for
minor deviations when operating under bright light.Zhang Wei operates the wheelchair at a residential commu
nity in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, April 17, 2019. Zhang has climbed two of China’s Five Great Mountains on his han
Beijing plans to add more kindergarten slots and strengthen security measures to make sur
e children can receive an affordable and safe preschool education, officials said on Thursday.
Feng Hongrong, deputy inspector of the Beijing Education Co
mmission, said the city plans to enroll another 30,000 kinder
gartners through renovating and expanding existing operations, and to support
State-owned and private enterprises, institutions, communities and individuals in building of new ones.
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inistry said. Governments at all levels are encouraged to establish public kindergartens,
aiming to get about 50 percent of all preschool children into public education by 2020, it said.
Communities, State-owned enterprises and public institutions
such as universities are also encouraged to establish their own kindergartens, it said.
Lyu Yugang, director of the ministry’s basic education department, said the cent
ral government will allocate 16.8 billion yuan to support preschool education.
Construction work has begun on the athletes’ village for the 2
021 Summer Universiade in Chengdu, located at Chengdu University.
Covering an area of around 37 hectares, the Universiade Village consists of eight specific buil
dings, including apartments for athletes, service center, health center, administrative affairs center, inter
national communication center, gymnasiums, aquatic center and the College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts.
In addition, construction is continuing on the tournament stadium, main gymnasium
and ball game gymnasiums. Major transportation projects, such as a new expressway, are also underway.
The 2021 Summer Universiade was officially awarded to
Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan Province, this March. The proposed dates for the tournament are August
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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 through a door,” he said.
China has a total of 548 captive pandas. Of those, 285 are in the China Conser
vation and Research Center for the Giant Panda and 196 live at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
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uangzhou, provincial capital of Guangdong province, pledged to further cooperate with overseas
counterparts in the fight against endangered animal smuggling in the coming months, said a senior local customs officer.
“Top priorities will be given to big cases: major smuggling gangs, channels and networks,” said Zheng
Jun, deputy director of the Guangzhou customs anti-smuggling bureau, at a news conference in Guangzhou on Thursday.
According to Zheng, Guangzhou customs provided valuable and accurate information to its Malaysian count
erparts in January, resulting in the seizure by Malaysian customs officers of more than 60 kilograms of rhinoceros horns.
au have zero tolerance for smuggling and will introduce more high-tech means and big data
analysis to crack down on smugglers trafficking endangered animals and their products.
Zheng made the remarks after his bureau seized a total of 178.66 kilograms of smugg
led endangered animals and their products, the result of 111 cases since the beginning of the ye
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could open up new prospects for medical research.Huawei’s Ren named China’s most influential business leader
The 74-year-old Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei Technologies, is the most influentia
l business leader in China, according to the latest ranking released by business magazine Fortune’s Chinese edition.
Pony Ma Huateng, founder and CEO of tech giant Tencent, came i
n second followed by Chen Dongsheng, founder, chairman and CE
O of Taikang Insurance Group. Alibaba chairman Jack Ma grabbed fourth place this year.
These business leaders’ values were not only reflected in the successful m
oments of their companies, but also, most importantly, in their willingness to face challen
ges as well as help their company through a crisis, find new direction and stride for the next success, Fortune China said.
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pute, saying netizens supported the female customer in defending her rights and called for Mercedes-Benz to compensate her.
The report also questioned the legality of the financial s
ervice fee and called for stronger market supervision in the automobile industry.
It also urged auto-dealers to respect and protect consumers’ rights, sayin
g that dealers should deliver qualified products and issue invoices, receipts and other cert
ificates, strengthen employee training, and cooperate with investigations in the event of quality problems.
The woman on Tuesday night arrived at an agreement with the dealer, w
hich included a replacement car and full refund of the financial service fee.
The company also invited the customer to visit Mercedes-Benz’s factory and assem
bly line in Germany, offered her ten years of one-on-one, VIP service, and held a belated birthday party for her.
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from China and overseas since it opened in 1968. Leaders from more than 70 countries and over 600 delegations from 150 nations have visited it.
During the three days it reopened to the public before taking road traffic in December, the bridge had more than 200,000 visitors.
The 4,589-meter-long structure reopened after 27 months of repairs. As China’s first home-designed road and rail truss bridge, it has been p
raised and loved by many. A truss bridge is one whose load-bearing superstructure is composed of connected elements forming triangular units.
Liu Yong, 63, a retired teacher from Nanjing, said he was in elementary school when the bridge first op
ened. Without telling his parents and teachers, he and his classmates walked more than 10 kilometers to see it.
“It was the most magnificent structure I had ever seen. When our relatives visited Nanjing, we
took them to see the bridge instead of visiting other well-known places of interest,” Liu said.
Zhou Lei, who lives in a residential community near the bridge, said that when he was an elementary school student in Ya
ncheng, Jiangsu, his father promised him that he would take him to see the bridge if he had high scores in his final exam.
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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 vehicles have far exceeded the original design but have not affected its solidity.”
Yang, from the Nanjing Institute for Urban and Transportation Planning and Des
ign, said the bridge will continue to serve as a major road, rail and marine structure.
“It has been a witness to and participant in the country’s 40 years of fast development. It will g
reatly help the economic and traffic development of Nanjing, the province and the country,” Yang added.
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old, has poor sperm motility and its genitals were damaged. Since it could not naturally impr
egnate the female, experts had undertaken four insemination procedures since 2015.
“It’s a disastrous loss for the protection of the species,” said Liu Nonglin, chief engineer of the Chinese Association of Zoolog
ical Gardens. “The experts had researched former insemination surgeries, consulted colleagues and made the best
surgery and rescue plan. The team even experimented on three male and two female large-sized Asian turtles usi
ng the same surgical procedures. But the tragedy happened even though the surgery was well planned.”
More than 1 meter in length and weighing more than 100 kilograms, Yangtze giant softshell turtles are the world’s largest freshw
ater turtles. Besides the one male left in China, two other animals, whose sex is unknown, have been observed in the wild in Vietnam.
“Artificial insemination surgery for the turtle requires procedures
such as anesthesia, blood sampling and sperm extraction,” Wen Cheng, a turtle expert with
International Union for Conservation of Nature, was quoted by Lifeweek.com.cn as saying.