past couple of years, and the country also constructed one of the biggest seaports in the Caspian Sea,” Hajiyev said, addi
ng all these are important pillars of the ancient Silk Road. Besides infrastructure construction such as transport
ation hubs, Azerbaijan is working on information communication technology lines to build a modern Silk Road.
The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway became operational on Oct 30, 2017, and aims to complete a tra
nsport corridor linking Azerbaijan to Turkey and Central Asia and China to Europe by rail. “It works as a majo
r exporter and middle corridor under the Belt and Road Initiative, and Azerbaijan is also working on the East-West l
ine and North-South Line, linking the railway systems of Iran and Russia.”Thanks to its geographic locatio
n, Azerbaijan boasts great wine as well as tea, dried fruit, fruit juice and sweets. The country has had extensive discus
sions about exporting Azerbaijan agricultural products to China, Hajiyev said, adding A
zerbaijani companies are actively taking part in food and agricultural exhibitions in China to promote t
heir products, as the Chinese market is the one of the biggest markets in the world with immense opportunities.
sporting goods, textiles, electronic appliances and bicycles, will be lowered to 20 percent from the previous 25 percent, it said.
The move was aimed at expanding imports and boosting domestic consumpti
on, with tax rates lowered for many daily consumer goods, the commission said.
Chinese singer Yi Yangqianxi on Monday shared his vision of promoting health among young
people, citing his experiences working with the World Health Organization (WHO).
At the Asia and Pacific session of the ongoing UN Economic and Social Council Youth Forum, Yi said that to bu
ild a healthier society, “we need to start with our own personal action, make healthy choices” and “we can make an effort to reach
out to those who need support, including children and teenagers.”Chinese singer Yi Yang
qianxi (front), who is a World Health Organization (WHO) China special envoy for health, attends the Asia and Pacific session
of the United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum, at the UN headquarters in New York, April 8, 2019. Yi Yangqianxi on Monday shared his vision
of promoting health among young people, citing his experiences working with the World Health Organization
After 40 years of high-speed growth, China’s economy ha
s entered a high-quality development phase. Starting today, China Daily will feature a series of reports to sh
ow the new landscape across the country. This is the first installment of the series.
Beijing’s municipal government has been making efforts to develop high-end industries suc
h as 5G, artificial intelligence and the industrial internet in order to build the city into the nation’s scientific and innova
tion center, which is a core strategy of the capital’s high-quality growth plan, a senior officials said recently.
Lin Keqing, executive vice-mayor of Beijing, said the city is aimin
g to make new information technology and medical health twin drivers of the municipality’s growth.
“Beijing will make better use of resources to develop the biomedical indus
try and extend its value chain,” Lin said. “We have unveiled an international medical-use ro
botics innovation center in Zhongguancun, China’s Silicon Valley, and a group of companies in the sector.”
s include new views on marriage, high levels of divorce, increased education that leads to more employment and b
etter-paying career opportunities, and increased longevity and improved health at older ages.
The growth of one-person households could have numerous consequences for society, ran
ging from housing and health care to the fertility rate and consumption patterns, say experts.
In the US, one major reason for staying single is that marriage isn’t view
ed as it once was, and the age at which one gets married is also rising, the Census report shows.
More than half of the participants in a nationally representative sample (55 percent) sai
d that getting married was not an important criterion for becoming an adult, according to the Census report. The sa
me percentage also said that having a child was not an important milestone of adulthood.
“Decades ago, people often waited (or tried to wait) until marrying before having kids, h
aving sex, or buying a home,” Bella DePaulo, a social scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, t
old China Daily in an email. “Now those possibilities are readily available outside of marriage.”
for a “high-income country” — above $12,736 in per capital GDP — set by the World Bank in 2015.
However, a productivity slowdown, aging population and unbalanced regional developme
nt could be among the “bottlenecks” that constrain China in becoming a high-income country, economists said.
Given the pressure of the slowing global economy, a high degree of leveraging maintains the top risk for China’s econ
omy, thus measures should continue to reduce the debt-to-GDP ratio “in proper order”, said Lou Jiwei, chairman of
the National Council for Social Security Fund and a former finance minister.
It is necessary to build a long-term and efficient mechanism for financial regula
tion and fiscal supervision, and to prevent potential risks in the property sector, Lou said.
The three-day China Development Forum has a guest list of more than 150 international delegates, including global industry leaders.
The site had more than 4,000 members, 97 of whom paid a $44.95 monthly fee to access extra features, such as the ability to replay certa
in live streams. Between November 2018 and this month, police said, the service brought in upwards of $6,000.
“There was a similar case in the past where illegal cameras were (secretly installed) and were consistently and secretly
watched, but this is the first time the police caught where videos were broadcast live on the internet,” police said.
South Korea has a serious problem with spy cameras and illicit filming. In 2017, more than
6,400 cases of illegal filming were reported to police compared to around 2,400 in 2012.
Last year, tens of thousands of women took to the streets of Seoul and other cities to p
rotest against the practice and demand action, under the slogan “My Life is Not Your Porn.”
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In response, Seoul launched a special squad of women inspectors, w
ho have been conducting regular inspections of the city’s 20,000 or so public toilets to searc
h for spy cameras, though some critics have denounced the move as a superficial response to a societal issue.