that the negotiations have been progressing “very well” and he might reportedly even let the March 1 deadline “slide for a little while” — have been taken as portents that progress is being made and a positive result may well be on the way.
Especially as White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has raised the possibility of Trump meeting with Pres
ident Xi Jinping at the US president’s personal retreat at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, sometime in March — The White Ho
use has previously said the two leaders would have to meet to strike the final bargain.
The market never lies, as the saying goes. Let’s hope that’s true, because the stock market has already
cast a vote of confidence in China and the US being able to reach a deal. The bench mark S
hanghai Composite Index has rebounded more than 10 percent, and the Dow Jones industrial average, more than 15
percent, from their lows in December when Sino-US trade tensions were running high.
It is apt that melting snow symbolizes a new beginning, as positive progress in the talks would m
ean a convergence of expectations for bilateral relations and help ensure the Sino-US relationship has a s
olid foundation of mutual trust and good momentum for positive interaction at the start of its fifth decade.
ch year is linked to how rapid urbanization has driven and been driven by China’s historically
high annual economic growth rates over the past four decades of reform and opening-up.
With the benefits of migration increasingly visible, and the main obstacles to rural-to-urban migration removed (including through massively ex
panded transport infrastructures), the number of internal migrants has increased by 35 times between 1982 and 2018.
However, China’s household registration system complicates the migration process. For m
any reasons, a major unintended effect of migration has been the creation of large populations of left-beh
ind family members－elderly parents, spouses and children, each of these subsets totaling tens of millions.
Beyond the gift-sharing and merrymaking of family reunions, Spring Festival pr
ovides opportunities for improving care arrangements for left-behind parents, spouses and children.
This social value of the festival is important since we know that despite on
going improvements, left-behind children and elderly people have poorer ac
cess to quality education, health and social protection services, compared with their peers in the big towns and cities.
The blueprint for the massive economic development that will turn the Guangdong-Ho
ng Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area into a global economic powerhouse will be made public within days.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor did not disclose the exact date for the rele
ase when speaking to reporters before Hong Kong’s weekly Executive Council meeting on Tuesday. S
he did, however, announce that a conference on Feb 21 will begin poring over details of the project.
Lam said the blueprint would lay out broad guidelines after which local go
vernments in Guangdong province, Hong Kong and Macao will work together wi
th the support of central government departments to pull the project together with concrete planning.
Cross-sector heavyweights in Hong Kong welcomed the upcoming development blu
eprint, saying it could lead the city’s different sectors into a stronger growth phase.
Meanwhile, a slump in population increases and growing aging populations will become a ke
y factor dragging down economic growth in developed countries and some developing countries.
The global population is predicted to rise from 7.35 billion in 2015 to 8.89 billion in 2035 and 9.77 billion in 2050. The pr
oportion of the aging population is expected to rise from 8.3 percent in 2015 to 13 percent in 2035 and 15.8 percent in 2050.
Over the next 15 years, global economy is expected to trend more toward multipolarity. By 2035, developing co
untries’ GDP will surpass developed economies’, contributing nearly 60 percent in global economy and investment.
The focus of global economic growth will shift from Europe and the United States to
Asia and extend to other developing countries and regions, the center added.
arrying and starting a family, the 38-year-old has moved twice within the community.
To avoid the morning rush hour, Chen has to get up before 6 am every day and catch the subway to Xicheng district, in the west of the c
ity, before 7 am. His wife, Zhu Zhu, who also works in Xicheng but drives to her job, has to get up at 5 am to avoid traffic congestion.
The 35-year-old said that when she was pregnant and underwent prenatal examinations, the drive to the hospital usually took an hour.
“However, if I encountered a traffic jam, I had to endure a three-hour round trip,” she said.
Regular access to medical services is still a problem. Though the community has six high-quality hospitals and 30 health clinics, Zhu
said she doesn’t trust the quality of service, so if her son falls ill she takes him to the downtown for treatment.
Before buying his apartment, Chen didn’t realize that Changping lacked high-quality schools.
He is now considering renting an apartment in the downtown when his son, now 3, is old enough to attend primary school.
Du has other considerations. Last year, the situation in Tiantongyuan became so bad that he decided to look for a new hom
e in a different neighborhood. He is still looking. “I am still searching for an affordable apartment,” said the financial sector management trainee.
Border inspection agencies across China have seen more th
an 12.5 million entry and exit trips made during the week-long Spring Festival holiday that started Mo
nday, an increase of nearly 11 percent than that of last year, the National Immigration Administration (NIA) said Sunday.
Inbound trips exceeded 6.22 million, rising by about 9.5 percent than the figure of 2018, wh
ile outbound trips increased by nearly 12.5 percent to over 6.31 million, according to the NIA.
Over 7.22 million entry and exit trips during the holiday were made by mainland residents for personal p
urposes, including traveling and visiting family members, growing by nearly 16 percent year on year.
Destinations visited most included Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, the Republic of K
orea, Singapore, Malaysia and the United States, as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, the NIA said.
An Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Shanghai had to turn back midway on Sunday morni
ng after the aircraft was found to be lacking the required permission to land in China’s mainland.
The Boeing 787-9, operating as Flight NZ289, took off from Au
kland, New Zealand, around midnight on Saturday local time but turned back after flying for a
bout 4.5 hours. The flight was scheduled to land at Pudong International Airport at 7:05am Beijing time.
In a short message sent to passengers later, the airline said the “aircraft operating the flight did not have reg
ulatory approval to land in Chinese mainland and was required to return to Auckland.”
The B787-9, the bigger version of the Dreamliner, with the registration ZK-NZQ, has been flying wit
h the airline for five months, but has never landed in the Chinese mainland, according to its flying records.
According to China’s civil aviation regulation, foreign carriers are required to
submit a list of the type, nationality and registration mark of aircraft sch
eduled to land in Chinese mainland to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) before operating the flight.
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip has voluntarily given up his driving licence after a crash last month, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday.
Philip escaped without injury on Jan 17 when the Land Rover he was driving flippe
d in a collision with a car close to the royals’ Sandringham residence in eastern England.
“After careful consideration The Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to volun
tarily surrender his driving licence,” the royal palace said in a statement.
The other driver, a 28-year-old woman, suffered cuts to her knee and a 45-year-old wo
man passenger in the car, which also had a nine-month-old baby on board, sustained a broken wrist.
Witnesses said Philip pulled into a main road from a drive.
Philip, who suggested low sun had affected his sight for the crash, also re
ceived a warning from police for driving without a seatbelt two days after the crash.
Philip retired from public life in 2017, although he still occasionally appears with his 92-year-old wife at official events.
There is no legal age in Britain to stop driving, but drivers over 70 must renew their licences every three years.
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China has been a major market for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) when it comes to international initial public offerings
(IPOs) over the past few years, and the trend will continue in 2019, according to the exchange.
The wholly-owned subsidiary of Intercontine
ntal Exchange finished 2018 with 125 billion U.S. dollars in proceeds raised from 356 transactions. In a year mark
d by elevated volatility in U.S. equity markets, NYSE issuers raised 30 billion dollars in proceeds from 73 IPOs, statistics showed.
A total of 25 international IPOs were executed during the year, raising 10 bi
llion dollars in proceeds, including Tencent Music Entertainment Group from C
hina, PagSeguro Digital Ltd. from Brazil, and Hudson Ltd. and Farfetch Ltd. from Britain.
A total of 18 Chinese companies raised more than 4 billion dollars in proceeds las
t year, the exchange said in its response to Xinhua’s inquiry. The compa
nies are from a variety of industries, including education, hospitality, technology, and automotive.
Alex Ibrahim, head of international capital markets at NYSE, told Xinhua that it was a “huge highlight” to have compan
ies like Tencent Music Entertainment listing on the exchange and raising over 1 billion dollars.
The IPO of Nio, a leading Chinese electric vehicle maker, also raised more than 1 b