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Beijing Review

Beijing Review Vol. 62/No.51

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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principles for progress

Since Macao returned to China from Portuguese control on December 20, 1999, the principles of “one country, two systems” and “Macao people administering Macao” have been implemented, giving Macao a high degree of autonomy. With the support of the Central Government and the joint efforts of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government and people of Macao, the region’s economy has developed rapidly and people’s livelihood improved significantly. Macao enjoys social stability with diverse cultures living in harmony. Utilizing its advantages of being bilingual, using Chinese and Portuguese in daily life, Macao is evolving into an important platform for trade and economic exchanges between China and Portuguese-speaking countries. It is also developing into a world tourism and leisure center. Macao’s progress is due to the implementation of the Chinese Constitution and the Macao…

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Mission in the Sky Workers perform maintenance on the Taihua Cableway in Mount Huashan in Shaanxi Province, northwest China, on December 5. The cableway, which was put into use in 2013, provides a stunning view of Huashan, known for its steep peaks. Organ Donation International organ transplant specialists have applauded China’s significant achievements in reforming and standardizing its organ donation and transplant system. They made the remarks at the Fourth China International Organ Donation Conference, which was held in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, southwest China, from December 6 to 8. “I have been following what China is doing in organ donation and transplant,” Jose Nunez, a World Health Organization (WHO) official who oversees global organ transplants, said. “Every time I come to China, I can see great progress.” The development of China’s organ donation and…

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Greater Presence Foreign-funded banks and insurers have reported a bigger presence in the Chinese market with the ongoing efforts of financial opening up and the improving business environment, according to the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission. By the end of October, foreign-funded banks had established 41 legal entity banks, 114 branches and 976 operating institutions on the mainland with their aggregate assets reaching 3.37 trillion yuan ($478.7 billion). Foreign insurers’ total assets stood at 1.28 trillion yuan ($182 billion) as of the end of October. In the first 10 months of the year, the commission approved 18 applications from overseas banks and insurers. Welcoming more qualified foreign players to do business in China, the commission said it would advance financial opening up, strengthen regulation and create a fair market climate. Bridging the Gap The Third…

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NEW ZEALAND Rescuers land on the White Island, a tourist attraction, after volcanic eruption on December 9. The eruption left 14 people dead FRANCE Police and striking workers face off in Lille on December 10. A general strike hit train, metro and bus services while civil servants, teachers and students joined in to protest the government’s plan to reform the pension system UNITED STATES Police cordon off a street near the scene of a shootout in Jersey City, New Jersey, on December 10. A police officer, three civilians and the two suspects were killed KUWAIT A visitor passes by military equipment at the Fifth Gulf Defense and Aerospace Exhibition, which attracted more than 200 armament companies from 31 countries and regions, in Hawalli Governorate on December 10 GERMANY Staff members hold twin panda cubs Meng Yuan and Meng Xiang…

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people & points

TABLE TENNIS STAR WINS AGAIN Olympian Ma Long was presented the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)’s Male Star award on December 11, winning the honor for the third time. The 31-year-old started playing table tennis at the age of 5. He moved to Beijing to improve his game in 2001 and joined the national team two years later. Ma has had a glorious career and is considered one of the best table tennis players in China. He won the men’s singles at the World Cup in 2012 and 2015 and at the ITTF World Championships in 2015, 2017 and 2019. After winning the men’s singles at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Ma became the fifth player to complete a career grand slam, winning the Olympics, World Championships and World Cup. Improving Basic Education Guancha.gmw.cn December 6 Chinese students…