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Beijing Review

Vol.63/No.28

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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serving the globe

On June 23, when the last satellite in the homegrown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) was successfully launched, completing the third-generation BDS network six months ahead of schedule, it was a milestone for many reasons. It means the world now has four global navigation networks, provided by the United States, Russia, the European Union and China, representing Asia. China’s BDS is more advanced vis-à-vis position accuracy, navigation timing, two-way messaging and providing all-time, all-weather services. More importantly, the BDS represents independent innovation and self-dependence, which are essential for safeguarding national security and socioeconomic development. The system can support finance, aviation, marine navigation, traffic management, agriculture and law enforcement. Going beyond domestic needs, it can also facilitate global emergency response and rescue operations. But most importantly, it opens the door to international cooperation and…

1 min
china’s vision shared

Six years after Xi Jinping: The Governance of China was first published, the third volume has recently been released in Chinese and English editions. Published by the Beijing-based Foreign Languages Press, it is a collection of 92 articles, speeches, conversations and letters by President Xi Jinping between October 18, 2017 and January 13, 2020. Compiled by the State Council Information Office, the Research Institute of Party History and Literature of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and China International Publishing Group, it follows the second volume launched in 2017.…

5 min
society

Bracing for Flood The Three Gorges Dam opened two spillways on June 29 to prepare for possible flooding, marking the first official flood discharge of the year by the world’s largest dam. Chemical Transport Local traffic management departments launched a national campaign to improve the transport safety of hazardous chemicals, according to the traffic management authority. The six-month campaign, scheduled from July 1 to December 31, aims to prevent the occurrence of accidents with mass casualties involving hazardous chemicals transport vehicles, said the traffic management bureau under the Ministry of Public Security on June 30. The campaign will target traffic violations involving hazardous chemicals transport vehicles, including speeding, fatigue driving and illegal parking. The bureau also called on local traffic management departments to implement measures regarding certificate issuance and road inspection, strengthen traffic control at key…

6 min
economy

Stronger Policy The People’s Bank of China (PBC) on June 27 vowed stronger macro-economic policy adjustment as well as better fiscal, monetary, and employment policy coordination and implementation to counter the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on economic growth. The country will pursue a prudent monetary policy in a more flexible and appropriate way, and attach greater importance to boosting the real economy and sustainable development, the PBC said in a statement released after a quarterly meeting of its monetary policy committee. The country’s economic growth faces challenges as the situation of the global COVID-19 pandemic and world economic development remains grave and complex, the central bank said. The central bank will use a variety of monetary policy tools and develop new ones to maintain liquidity at a reasonable and sufficient…

1 min
world

IRAN People wait at the site of a clinic explosion in Tehran on June 30 as search for victims continued. At least 19 people were killed UNITED KINGDOM Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a £5-billion ($6.2-billion) plan to fuel economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak during a speech in Dudley on June 30 VIET NAM Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends the 36th ASEAN Summit in Hanoi on June 26. The virtual meeting focused on COVID-19 response, post-pandemic recovery and further cooperation with partners TANZANIA Students queue up to wash their hands before entering the classroom at a primary school in Dar es Salaam on June 29. Primary and secondary schools in Tanzania reopened on June 27 following COVID-19 closure since May 17 BELGIUM Tourists visit the Grand Place in Brussels on June 28. The EU…

6 min
people & points

CHINESE OLYMPIAN HEADS WTT COUNCIL Chinese table tennis chief Liu Guoliang has been tasked with promoting the sport on a global level with World Table Tennis (WTT) naming the former Olympic champion its new head. The WTT was set up by the International Table Tennis Federation in August 2019 to modernize its commercial business activities and help table tennis compete with top-profile sports. “Mr. Liu Guoliang is an extremely well-respected leader within the world table tennis community, with the perfect caliber and the richest of career achievements,” a WTT statement said. After a stellar playing career, in which he won the Olympic and World Championship golds, Liu has been head coach of the Chinese national team and president of the China Table Tennis Association. “Table tennis has enriched my life in so many ways, and…