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The emerging service sector also grew very fast, Meng said.
In April, the information transmission industry, along with software and inform
ation technology services, grew 25 percent year-on-year, 17.6 percentage points higher than the national index of services.
Online retail sales amounted to 3.04 trillion yuan ($440.2 billion) in the first four m
onths, a year-on-year increase of 17.8 percent. Around 17.07 billion parcels were delivered, up 24.8 percent over last year.
She said the transformation of traditional industries is speeding up as they combine with information technology.
“Through implementing national big data and internet plus strategies, internet, big da
ta, and artificial intelligence technologies have been widely used in China’s real economy,” she said
ent of the Belt and Road Initiative, are boosted by China and Azerbaijan
via linking people of the two countries in cultural exchange, education, human
itarian dialogue and tourism cooperation. China and Azerbaijan signed a memorandum of understanding to stim
ulate tourism between the two countries. “Data from 2018 shows 15,000 Chinese tourists visited Azerbaijan last year, w
hich is not enough of course, and we aim to do more to attract more visitors in the coming years,” Hajiyev said.
He also highlighted education exchanges between the two countries, as China has sent students to study language in Azerba
ijan and viceAs Azerbaijan has a favorable political and geographic location, the country aims to become a tran
sport hub connecting Europe and Asia under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative. “The point of the transp
ortation network is to integrate it with the original countries,” Hajiyev said, adding Azerbaijan has built a network of transp
ortation including seaports, airports, railways and land roads.-versa. “We are looking forward to increase the numb
er of (students) because we see they can play the role of a humanitarian bridge between our countries.”
that was put forward by Xi, and the initiative is expected to promote the interconnectivity of the Eurasian continent.
The BRI is also a road of cultural exchanges, he said, adding that Italy would like to enhance cooperation with China in tourism and culture. Italy ad
mires China’s achievements in economic development, and it appreciates China’s opening-up policies, he said.
Both Italy and China are ancient civilizations, and the people of the two countries have sufficient wisdom to deal with
challenges nowadays, he said, adding that China’s rejuvenation will bring new contributions to peace and prosperity.
China will take a solid step toward becoming a high-income country this year,
reating more space to deepen reform and expand opening-up, economists said on Friday.
A more balanced growth pattern will help the world’s second-largest ec
onomy pass the “middle-income trap”, with consumption and high-tech man
ufacturing leading growth, they said at a Beijing seminar leading up to the 2019 China Development Forum, which starts on Saturday.
According to Gong, however, the school was established to meet the demands of the booming crayfish industry in Qianjiang.
The crayfish industry, comprising breeding, cooking, processing and exporting the crustaceans, is the city’s leading sector.
It employs an estimated 130,000-150,000 people, accounting for more than half of the local workforce, Gong said.
Washington should admit that every country ha
s a justified right to develop and most countries c
an make their own choices independently, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
”More and more people have shown an increasingly just at
titude toward Chinese technology companies’ participation in 5G network construction. The
United States should not feel uneasy about this,” ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a news conference in Beijing.
en’s rights and speaking out against the death penalty — it is utterly outrageous that Ir
an’s authorities are punishing her for her human rights work,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty Int
ernational’s Middle East and North Africa research and advocacy director, in a statement on Monday.
Last June, Sotoudeh was arrested at her home in Tehran and taken to Evin prison, a notorious jail just outside the capital.
According to Amnesty International, Iran conducted its “worst” crackdown in a decade in 2018, arresting over 7,000 dissidents.
Women in Iran have been protesting the obligatory Islamic headscarf by taking theirs off and waving them on sticks.
Sotoudeh, a winner of the European Parliament‘s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, is serving a jail sentence for a secon
d time. In 2010, she was sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges related to her work defending detained Iranian dem
onstrators during the 2009 Green Movement, a protest movement sparked by widespread accusations of electoral fraud.
Harry instructed his spokesperson to issue a statement in November 2016 before the couple married, calling out “the racial
undertones of comment pieces and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.”
Yomi Adegoke, author of Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, said Meghan was very much a departure from what most people associate with the British royal family.
”She’s foreign, not just by being American, but she’s got black heritage, she’s a divorcee,” Adegoke said.
”She’s just a very different type of person and somebody that I don’t think your average British member of the public t
hinks of when they think of the word duchess or royal family at all.”Much of the trolling exploits the cla
ims of a rift between Meghan and her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge. Where Kate is lauded by the media for expo
sing her shoulder in a dress, Meghan is accused by the tabloids of breaking royal protocol for doing similar.
When Meghan wears dark nail polish, the “vulgar fashion move” is criticized for breaki
ng royal protocol “again.” Meanwhile, Kate is said to opt for “subtle” shades more in keeping with the Queen’s preferences.