Chinese Melody Day is celebrated in the capital of Brazil
The Chinese Embassy in Brazil promoted a concert in the Brazilian capital, Brasília, to celebrate China’s National Melody Day. The program includes the performance of two classic Chinese songs – Yellow River and The Liang Zhu.
The performance was performed by Chinese musicians Zhao Bin, who is the main guest violinist of the Gubenjiang Symphony Orchestra, in Portugal; Chao Bina, also a violinist; and the young prodigy of pianist Wu Zeming, only 10 years old. They were accompanied by the Teatro Nacional de Brasília Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Cláudi Cohen.
The performance was held at the Plínio Marcos Theater on Tuesday (13) and had an audience of 500 people, including representatives of the Brazilian government, parliamentarians, businessmen, academics, foreign diplomats in the mission to Brazil and Chinese.
The chargé d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Brazil, Jin Hongjun, emphasized in his speech that the Chinese people, since the founding of the People’s Republic of China 73 years ago, have created a new prosperous and strong state with their own hands. , sweat and struggle.. He also made a positive contribution to world peace, stability, prosperity and development.
“China will continue to work with Brazil to promote a long-term, stable partnership of mutual trust and work with the Brazilian people to build a new chapter of friendship between the two countries.”
Chargé d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Brazil, Jin Hongjun
Jin also pointed out that in the process of China’s development, China and Brazil have always respected and cooperated with each other. He pointed out that the friendship of the two countries has become the common wealth of the two peoples.
By 2025, China will have 220 national high-tech zones
China has established 173 national high-tech zones and will reach 220 by 2025, a target set by the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025). The announcement was made by the Ministry of Science and Technology of that country this Wednesday (14).
At a press conference, ministry official Li Youping said the total output value of the national high-tech zones has risen from 5.4 trillion yuan (US$781.3 billion) in 2012 to 15.3 trillion yuan in 2021. Last year, the zones generated 13.4% of GDP with 2.5% of construction land in the country, he added.
In the past decade, these zones have made great progress in areas such as quantum information, high-speed railways, satellite navigation systems, large domestically produced aircraft and 5G communications, according to the ministry.
The zones have also participated in a number of major national science and technology missions, including the development of the Jiaolong deep-sea manned submarine, the launch of the Shenzhou-14 spacecraft, and the research and development of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Xinhua – Factory in Tangshan High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, North China’s Hebei Province.
China will redouble its efforts to stabilize foreign trade and foreign investment to strengthen the foundation of economic recovery
China will take further steps to stabilize foreign trade and foreign investment to strengthen the foundations of economic recovery. The decision was made during the executive meeting of the State Council chaired by Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Tuesday (13th).
Openness is China’s fundamental national policy, and foreign trade is a strong foundation for stable growth and employment. During the meeting, the need to redouble efforts to stabilize foreign trade and foreign investments was highlighted.
“We are facing great pressure to keep foreign trade and foreign investment stable, with imports and exports noticeably slowing down. The first and foremost issue is helping companies secure orders, using all available policy measures, such as the China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair ), China International Import Expo, overseas warehouses and cross-border e-commerce,” Li said.
support to companies
The need to support companies in retaining orders and expanding their market presence was also emphasized. Greater efforts will be made to ensure the supply and logistics of energy and labor for foreign trade companies. Full support will be provided when necessary to ensure contract delivery.
Special funds for international economic cooperation and foreign trade will be fully used quickly. Services to companies for participating in exhibitions abroad and conducting commercial negotiations will be improved.
New forms of foreign trade will be promoted. A number of new integrated pilot zones for cross-border e-commerce will be established without delay. The construction of warehouses abroad will also receive greater support.
Transportation of goods between inland locations and coastal ports, in addition to domestic land transport, will become more efficient, speed up transshipment, incoming and outgoing transportation of goods. Industrial and supply chains will be secure. Unjustified fees for port services will be abolished continuously.
“We must launch critically important projects without delay, to encourage foreign investment and strengthen confidence and expectations,” Li said.
The supply of production factors will be ensured in order to speed up the launch of key projects with external financing. Other measures will be taken to facilitate the entry and exit of entrepreneurs and technicians employed in foreign companies, as well as their family members.
The main provincial regions in foreign trade and foreign investment should take their responsibilities and play their backbone better. Related departments need to improve coordination and services.
“The eastern coastal provinces absorb nearly 70% of our country’s foreign trade. Their leading role must be fully utilized to contribute to the stable performance of foreign trade and foreign investment,” Li explained.
At the session, it was decided that micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and self-employed households in the production sector can postpone the payment of five taxes and two fees (tax on the income of legal and natural persons, national added value, tax on consumption and communal maintenance and construction, and education and local education fees).
Expired deferrals will be extended for an additional four months from September 1. Such an agreement will provide 440 billion yuan (US$63.66 billion) in tax breaks.
China has made progress in improving housing conditions in the past decade
China’s efforts over the past 10 years have allowed the Chinese to significantly increase the quantity and quality of homes, as well as improvements in urban and rural areas and the development of related industries.
In the past decade, China’s investment in affordable housing has reached 14.8 trillion yuan (about US$2.14 trillion), benefiting more than 140 million people.
The balance sheet was presented by the Deputy Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Jiang Wanrong, at a press conference on Wednesday (14).
The country has also made 3.3 million affordable rental homes available to urban youth since last year, with more than 38 million low-income urban residents moving into public rental housing by the end of 2021, Jiang said.
The Housing Fund, created in 1991 to raise money to help the country’s workforce buy homes, has expanded coverage from 102 million people to 164 million over a decade and includes more than a million people on flexible employment, official figures show.
comfort and convenience
China began renovating 163,000 former urban housing communities over the past decade to benefit 28 million families, and now 150 million people live in cities with waste sorting systems.
The urban environment has improved, with better water quality and greener areas. Last year, green areas accounted for 38.7% of metropolitan areas, while the coverage of urban parks per inhabitant across China averaged 14.87 square meters.
As part of efforts to make rural areas more livable, around 23.4 million families living below the poverty line were able to move into safe houses during the period, official figures show.
To celebrate the country’s rich historical legacy in rural areas, 6,819 villages have been given special conservation status, while an estimated 520,000 rural historic buildings have been protected.
The improvement of housing conditions in China over the past decade has opened up business opportunities for relevant sectors such as real estate and construction. Furthermore, the country follows the principle that “houses are for living, not for speculation” and has pursued solid and stable development in the real estate sector over the past decade.
In that period, the sector sold a total of 13.23 billion square meters of commercial residences, an increase of 2.2 times compared to the previous decade, with better construction quality and more amenities.
The construction industry also thrived, with total output of 29.3 trillion yuan last year, 2.1 times more than in 2012. The sector created more than 50 million jobs and contributed 7% to China’s gross domestic product last year.
China will further optimize the industrial chain for the pharmaceutical sector
China will improve the weak links in the industrial chain of the pharmaceutical industry. A monitoring system for essential drugs in deficit has already been established, and the supply of 100 categories of drugs is guaranteed.
The measure was announced this Wednesday (14th) by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology during a press conference held by the ministry’s official, Zhou Jian. He emphasized that cooperation with competent authorities will be intensified in order to industrialize innovative achievements in the pharmaceutical sector.
At the same time, Zhou said, a number of high-standard centralized production bases for active pharmaceutical ingredients will be established to strengthen the industrial chain. International cooperation will also be strengthened.
Pharmaceutical companies collectively generated revenue of 3.4 trillion yuan ($491.93 billion) last year, up 80.8% from 2012, making their share of China’s total industrial output 4.1%.