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Beijing Review Vol.63/No.14

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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back on track

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now well under control in China, and even in worst-hit Hube iProvince, the lockdown is gradually lifting. However, this doesn’t mean the danger is over. The daily reports by the National Health Commission show that the number of imported infections is rising. Therefore prevention of imported cases is becoming a top priority in COVID-19 control across China. Economic development is the other focus. Even at the height of the disease in China, the government planned resumption of work in a phased, orderly and safe way. Now with the improvement in the domestic situation and lockdowns being lifted under tight monitoring, the work resumption plans have begun to be implemented. This year is critical for the long-term national vision as it is the deadline by which a…

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society

Successful Launch A Long March-2C carrier rocket carrying a group of new remote sensing satellites blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province in southwest China on March 24. The satellites have been successfully sent into orbit. Belonging to the Yaogan-30 family, this group of satellites will work as a constellation for electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests. Travel Ban China announced temporary suspension of entry by foreign nationals holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits on the night of March 26. The ban would become effective on March 28, said a statement jointly released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Immigration Administration. According to the statement, entry by foreign nationals with Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards will be suspended as well. However, entry with diplomatic, service, courtesy…

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economy

Additional Investment U.S. new materials giant Dow will invest $300 million in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province in east China, in the next five years. Dow signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration with the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone on March 23. The investment is aimed at facilitating expansion and increasing capacity at the company’s signature manufacturing site in Zhangjiagang to meet the growing global demand for differentiated silicone products, it said. “Due to megatrends such as globalization and urbanization and a growing focus on sustainable development, customers across industries are seeking more innovative, sustainable and differentiated silicone products—especially customers in China and the Asia-Pacific region,” Mauro Gregorio, President of Dow Performance Materials & Coatings, said. Gregorio said the five-year investment plan will enable Dow to better address customers’ fastgrowing needs across a wide range of key…

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world

JAPAN Pedestrians look at a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games countdown display in Tokyo on March 25. The Games were postponed by a year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to an agreement between the Japanese Government and the International Olympic Committee BRAZIL Workers begin converting the Pacaembu Stadium in São Paulo into a temporary hospital to accommodate novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients on March 23 BELGIUM The usually bustling square in front of the European Parliament building in Brussels looks deserted on March 22, the day when the country entered coronavirus lockdown. Three days later, the authorities confirmed nearly 5,000 COVID-19 cases CROATIA A damaged church in capital Zagreb after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck on March 22 COLOMBIA Relatives rush to a prison in Bogota after an attempted jailbreak on March 22. The attempt left 23 inmates dead…

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people & points

SHANGHAI’S NEW ACTING MAYOR Gong Zheng was appointed acting mayor of Shanghai on March 23. He succeeds Ying Yong, who was appointed secretary of the Communist Party of China’s Hubei Provincial Committee. The 60-year-old mayor, a Ph.D. in Economics from Xiamen University in south-east China, has over 20 years’ experience working with the General Administration of Customs. Before the leadership reshuffle, he was governor of Shandong Province in east China. During his office in Shandong, he encouraged enterprises to accelerate scientific and technological innovation and embrace opportunities brought by national strategies such as the Belt and Road Initiative to explore foreign markets. He also encouraged traditional industries to upgrade by adopting advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence and big data. Gong’s appointment was approved by the local legislature. A Shameful Strategy People’s Daily March 18 Since the outbreak of…

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pressing the resume button

For Lu Dalei, a hairdresser in Beijing, the second day of the second lunar month is normally a busy day as it is a traditional time for the Chinese people to get their first haircut after the Lunar New Year. But not this year. Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), his shop was closed on that day, February 24. As the domestic spread of the disease has been largely contained, Lu has reopened his shop. He said that he has noticed an obvious increase in the number of customers, some of whom postponed their first haircut of the new year by one month. As the natural world revives with the arrival of spring, people’s life is regaining vitality with the ebbing of the epidemic in China. Back to school…