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Beijing Review

Beijing Review Vol.63/No.1

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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eye on improvement

Issues concerning agriculture, rural areas and rural people have always been the centerpiece of the Chinese Government’s work. In line with this, the Central Rural Work Conference was held on December 20-21, 2019, in Beijing to outline the road-map for the country’s work in this area for 2020. In 2019, agricultural production maintained a sound momentum, satisfying the country’s demands for food, with grain output reaching a historical high. Rural society maintained harmony and stability, and the rural vitalization strategy brought policy and financial dividends to rural development. The per-capita disposable income of rural residents has continued to increase, while their material and spiritual life has improved and their sense of happiness grown. The rural vitalization strategy, put forth at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC)…

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Fishing Season Fishing boats cruise on Xingyun Lake in Yuxi, Yunnan Province in southwest China, on December 25, 2019, the day a fishing ban on the lake was lifted. The fishing season will last until January 23. Renewable Energy Effective enforcement of China’s renewable energy law has boosted renewable energy utilization in the country and facilitated the rapid development of the sector, according to a report. The report on the enforcement of the renewable energy law was submitted on December 24, 2019, to the bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee. The power generated from renewable energy sources amounted to nearly 1.87 trillion kWh in 2018, accounting for 26.7 percent of China’s total power output for the year, according to the report. Ding Zhongli, Vice Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, briefed lawmakers…

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Financial Services A new guideline was unveiled on December 26, 2019 for banking and insurance institutions on utilizing financial services to stabilize foreign trade. The document was jointly released by the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, the Ministry of Commerce and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. Greater efforts will be made to further regulate foreign trade related business of the banking and insurance sectors, it said. The guideline listed 29 specific requirements, including deepening reform, diversifying product types and strengthening background checks. It also urged banking and insurance institutions to increase support for foreign trade-related businesses in terms of the management system, resource allocation and capacity building. Banks are encouraged to boost the integrated development of domestic and foreign trade, Chinese and foreign currency businesses, and domestic and foreign operations, in a bid to…

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MONGOLIA People visit a photography exhibition marking 70 years of diplomatic ties between China and Mongolia, Footprints of History, in Ulan Bator on December 23, 2019 AUSTRALIA Smoke billows from a bushfire in the Blue Mountain area, New South Wales, on December 21, 2019. Two volunteer firefighters were killed on duty in combat against the devastating fire HONDURAS Police officers stand guard in front of a jail in the central city of El Porvenir on December 22, 2019. Eighteen inmates were killed in a violent clash at the jail CHILE President Sebastian Pinera (second left) applauds during the signing of a constitutional amendment in Santiago on December 23, 2019, which paved the way to hold a referendum in April on a new constitution CUBA Prime Minister Manuel Marrero, first to hold that position in 43 years, greets lawmakers during…

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people & points

A NEW LEADER FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE Wang Hongyang became the new president of the China Women’s Association for Science and Technology during its meeting on December 21, 2019. Wang, a medical scientist and expert on cancer molecular biology, was born in Weihai of Shandong Province, east China, in 1952. She graduated from the Medicine Department of the Second Military Medical University of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which is today’s PLA Naval Medical University, and went to Ulm University of Germany in 1989 to obtain her doctoral degree. Since returning to China in 1997 after nine years of study and work abroad, Wang has been devoted to cancer research. She has made great achievements in the identification of key signaling molecules and the clarification of tumor signaling pathways. Wang has applied for 28…

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roadmap to renewal

In Shibadong Village in the central province of Hunan, President Xi Jinping first proposed the policy of targeted poverty alleviation in November 2013. The village shook off poverty in 2017 and is thriving by developing tourism and agriculture. Shi Jinlan, Deputy General Manager of Shibadong Rural Tourism Co. Ltd., told People’s Daily that in 2019, the village received 400,000 visitors. This was a drastic increase from 300,000 in 2018, when villagers saw their tourism revenue exceed 3 million yuan ($428,000). Shibadong is just one of the many examples of China’s historic anti-poverty campaign. Liu Yongfu, head of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, said at a recent conference that more than 10 million people and about 340 counties were expected to have risen above the poverty…