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various social conflicts, and said efforts must be made to address legitimate and lawful concerns to safeguard public int
erests, and also guide the public in voicing
their concerns in a law-based manner to maintain social order. Strong pressure must be maintained to crack down on crimes such as organized gang activity, violent and terroristic cri
s well as those related to fraud, robbery, food and drug safety, and environmental protection, Xi said. Calling social fairness and justice a lifeline for judicial and law enforcement work, Xi called for improving the mec
of the use of power in law enforcement as well as the supervision over such powers. Efforts should be made to help the public feel fairness and justice in every case, Xi said.
He also u
rged public security staff to improve their work so that human rights can be guarant eed while crime is fought, and fairness can be ensured while efficiency of law enforcement is pursued.
ization reforms and enhance communication with member countries and regions to deal with trade issues. That will stre
ngthen the WTO and jointly maintain free tr
ade and the multilateral trade system, he said.a Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition welcomed its first tourist peak by serv
ing more than 320,000 tourists during the fou
r-day May Day holiday, the organizer said Saturday. Lei Lei, an official with the organizing committee, said the Chinese Pavilion, the Inte
rnational Pavilion, the Life Experience Pavilion, t
he Botany Pavilion and the Gui Some 132 activities, including float parades, world ethnic and folk cultural perform
ances, and culture and art carnivals staged by central and eastern European countrie
s, were held during the holiday. With the theme of “Live Green, Live Better,” the expo opened to the public on M
onday at the foot of the Great Wall in the capital’s Yanqing District and will last until Oct 7.
rui Theater were among the most popular destinations, which h
ave received a total of over 734,000 visitors during the holiday.
Under a pilot scheme, the first group of six provinces and cities sold 6.8 billion yuan in bonds
at commercial bank counters to individu
al buyers between March 22 and early April. The coupon rates are between 3.01 percent and 3.33 percent, higher than treasury b
ed by the central government as well as bank deposits with the same maturity. Gross local bond issuances hit 1.18 trillion yuan in the first qua
pared with only 219.5 billion yuan in the same period last year. The total quota for 2019 local government bond issuances is 3.08 trillion yuan, according to the Ministry of Finance.
“About 60 percent of the bonds were issued for
ongoing construction, especially for shantytown renovation projects, railways and roads,” said Hao Lei, head of the ministry’s Budget Department.
While debt financing continues to grow, the government is experiencing sharp declin
es in fiscal revenue growth, especially from tax and land sales, official data showed.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged civil affairs authorities to focus on poverty alleviation, special groups and issues of public concern to better fulfill their duties.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Comm
ittee and chairman of the Central Military Commis sion, made the statement in an instruction read at a national civil affairs conference held in Beijing Tuesday.
Editor’s Note: While Boeing struggles with the crisis following the crash of two 737 Max aircraft in
less than half a year, European aerospace heavyweight Airbus inked a record deal during President Xi Jinpin
g’s recent visit to France to sell 300 aircraft
to China. Will Boeing‘s struggles prove to be a boon for Chinese airplane manu facturers, as some media outlets claim? Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily’s Liu Jianna. Excerpts follow:
A very long way to go for China
Ning Zhenbo, lead consultant for the Center of Information Technology, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd.
Boeing’s loss does not mean Chinese aircraft manufacturers’ gain, simply because China la
gs far behind the West in the aerospace industry. The fierce competition between Boeing and Airbus, the t
wo aerospace heavyweights, will not have any impact, positive or negative, on China because it is not a player in the field.