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Beijing Review

Beijing Review Vol. 62/No.50

Beijing Review is China's only national newsmagazine in English. It is published every week in Beijing, by the China International Publishing Group (CIPG). Launched in March 1958, Beijing Review reports and comments on the country's social, political, economic and cultural affairs, policy changes and latest developments. It also offers in-depth analysis on major regional and international events, and provides consulting and information services.

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beijing review

President: Li Yafang Vice President: Luo Xianyong Associate Editors in Chief: Li Jianguo, Ding Zhitao Assistant President: Li Zhenzhou Executive Editor: Yan Wei Associate Executive Editors: Zan Jifang, Liu Yunyun, Ding Ying Production Director: Yao Bin Editorial Administrators: Zeng Wenhui, Shi Bosen Assistant Executive Editor: Li Fangfang Commentator: Lan Xinzhen Opinion/Culture Editor: Ding Ying Nation Editor: Zan Jifang Business Editor: Deng Yaqing Web Editor: Li Nan Editorial Consultants: Rebeca Toledo, Sudeshna Sarkar Staff Reporters: Tang Yuankai, Wang Jun, Pan Xiaoqiao, Yuan Yuan, Wang Hairong, Ji Jing, Lu Yan, Wen Qing, Li Qing, Li Xiaoyang, Ma Miaomiao, Zhang Shasha Visual Director: Pamela Tobey Photo Editor: Wang Xiang Photographer: Wei Yao Art: Li Shigong Design Director: Wang Yajuan Chief Designer: Cui Xiaodong Designer: Zhao Boyu Proofreading: Ma Xin, Hou Beibei Distribution Director: Hu Keqiang Human Resources: Zhang Yajie Legal Counsel: Yue Cheng North America Bureau Chief: Yu Shujun Tel/Fax: 1-201-792-0334 E-mail: yushujun@bjreview.com Africa Bureau Chief Correspondent: Ni Yanshuo Tel: 27-71-6132053 E-mail: casa201208@hotmail.com…

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friends and partners

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China as well as the 70th anniversary of Sino-Russian diplomatic relationship. The bilateral relationship, one of the most important ones in the world, has evolved into a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era. More mature, stable and immune to outside influences in the new era, the relationship is significant for regional, and even global, peace and stability while supporting multilateralism. Some Western countries have qualms about a China-Russia alliance, thinking it would be antagonistic to the West. But in actuality, the relationship is marked by non-alignment, non-confrontation and not targeting any third party. The relationship has developed despite the U.S. disrupting international peace and development and interfering in China and Russia’s internal affairs and trying to…

5 min.
society

Supporting Bookstores A customer reads at the Sanlian Taofen Bookstore in Beijing on November 28. In 2019, the municipal government invested nearly 100 million yuan ($14.2 million) to support the development of bookstores in the capital, with 239 bookstores receiving support funds. Regrettable Move The Hong Kong-related act recently passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump is “completely unnecessary and unjustifiable,” Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on December 3. At a media briefing before the weekly Executive Council meeting, Lam said the HKSAR Government strongly rejects the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019, and regards it as a very regrettable move by a foreign legislature and administration to interfere in Hong Kong affairs. Stressing that the human rights…

6 min.
economy

Reform in FTZs Enterprises in pilot free trade zones (FTZs) are enjoying more benefits from the efforts to further streamline approval procedures, according to the top market regulator. China started the pilot reform to separate business operation permits from business licenses in all 18 pilot FTZs on December 1, with a negative list-based management system as one of the highlights of the reform, Tang Jun, deputy head of the State Administration for Market Regulation, said on December 4. For all items not on the list, permit requirements will be lifted to help build a stable, fair and transparent market environment, he said. Before the reform, enterprises had to get operation permits before getting their business licenses, which could be time-consuming. Through the reform, China will cut the approval procedures concerning all 523 items related to…

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world

BELGIUM President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and her predecessor Jean-Claude Juncker attend the official handover ceremony in Brussels on December 3 RUSSIA Chinese dancers perform the drama Confucius at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg on December 3 AUSTRIA Rafael Mariano Grossi speaks at a special session of the International Atomic Energy Agency general conference in Vienna on December 2, after he was approved as the new director general INDIA Visually impaired people attend a rally marking International Day of Persons With Disabilities in New Delhi on December 3 ROMANIA Soldiers take part in the National Day military parade near the Arch of Triumph in Bucharest on December 1 UNITED KINGDOM NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) leaders pose for a group photo at the alliance’s 70th-anniversary summit in London on December 4…

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people & points

TABLE TENNIS WORLD CHAMP Table tennis world No.1 Fan Zhendong beat Japanese teenage sensation Harimoto Tomokazu 4-2 to lift the trophy at the ITTF men’s World Cup on December 1. It was the third time that Fan was crowned at the annual major tournament, considered one of the top three table tennis events alongside the Olympic Games and World Championships. The 22-year-old started playing for the national team in 2012. He won the 2016 and 2018 World Cup. At the award ceremony, Chinese Table Tennis Association President Liu Guoliang told him to do an encore next year, meaning the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Lights Banned in Ancient Edifices China Youth Daily December 3 Lighting devices have been banned in buildings considered to be cultural heritages, as per a recent guideline by the National Cultural Heritage Administration and the…