l kindergarten had used to ask children whether they were involved in gangs went viral on the internet. The local educa
tional bureau said that the research was meant to stop bullies in kindergartens instead of finding gangster members.
A number of regions in China, including Qiannan Buyi and Miao autonomous prefecture in Guizhou, Guangzhou city in Gu
angdong, and the cities of Chizhou and Anqing in Anhui, have decided to reschedule their dragon boat races so as to pr
ovide a quiet environment for gaokaotakers, news portal thepaper.cn reported.
Some places, such as the city of Yueqing in Zhejiang, have banned holding such activities during the gaokao, said the report.
The gaokao, or the national college entrance exam, will take place
on June 7 and 8 this year, coinciding with the Duanwu Festival (aka Dragon Boat F
estival) holiday, when traditionally dragon boat races are held in celebration of the festival.
ocuments including a guideline on innovation and improving macro-regulation
, as well as a guideline on strengthening opening-up and cooperation in innovation capacity.
The meeting called for taking the supply-side structural reform as the main task, making coordinated efforts to stabilize economic
growth, promoting reforms, readjusting the economic structure, improving people’s livelihoods, pr
eventing risks, and ensuring social stability, according to a statement issued after the meeting.
The strategic guiding role of national development planning should be leveraged to improve coordination mec
hanisms for economic policies such as finance, currency, employment, industry, and regional development to en
sure the nation’s economic development stays within a reasonable range, the statement said.
et forces, and China has never taken any measures to deliberately devalue the currency to make its exports more at
tractive, said Guo, who is also head of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission.
According to Guo, the short-term fluctuation of the RMB exchan
ge rate was normal, and the depreciation will not last long given the stable economic growth base.
“Any speculative activities to short the RMB will suffer huge losses,” he warned.
The RMB’s daily trading reference, or the central parity for onshore trading, has been stabilized arou
nd 6.89 per dollar for eight days from May 20, and market watchers said market-oriented depreciation pressure was losing steam.
Yi Gang, the central bank governor, has said several times that the PBOC has ceased
direct intervention in foreign exchange markets, and the performance of RMB is address
has taken a tougher line on protection of agriculture. France, for example, is opposed to including agriculture in transatlantic trade talks.
The Greens are one of the big winners in the elections (even beating Germ
any’s Social democrats into second place), and they will seek to impose strict conditions reg
arding climate change, the environment and human rights on future trade deals. This attitude will also make it dif
ficult to agree a new trade deal with the US, as it has not endorsed the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Although the nationalist and populist parties now have more seats, it does not mean they will form a united front in the EP. Th
ere are divisions on trade, on the environment and on dealing with China. Some of these parties, such as the Na
tional Front, are seen as firm opponents of free trade, whereas Alternative for Germany and Matteo Sal
vini’s Lega Nord in Italy tend to be more supportive (depending on the content of the trade agreement).
uled to become a shareholder of the joint venture by the end of 2019, holding at least 1 percent of i
ts equity. According to Chinese norms, it is mandatory for international brands to produce vehicles in China bearing its names.
Luca de Meo, CEO of SEAT, said: “China is the benchmark country for electric vehicles. We aim to be a part of this ecos
ystem in order to exchange knowledge and make progress in achieving global mobility that is more sustainable.”
Currently, JAC, Volkswagen and SEAT are building a 4 billion yuan ($579 million) research and development center in Hefei, which is expected to open in 2021.
JAC and SEAT also plan to develop their own platform for smaller electric cars, a segment that is growing faster than the large-sized ones in China.
“The close cooperation between SEAT and JAC will allow us to create synergies, which wil
l significantly increase our market coverage,” said Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess, who is also chairman of SEAT.