numbers exceed the “national line” ofpercent in the first qu

Of China’s 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions that h

ave released their GDP figures for the first quarter, South China’s Guangdong pro

vince takes the top spot with 2.39 trillion yuan ($345.94 billion), The Paper reported.

Besides Guangdong, four other provinces exceeded the one trillion yuan mark: Jiangsu

(2.29 trillion yuan), Shandong (2.02 trillion yuan), Zhejiang (1.31 trillion yuan), and Henan (1.16 trillion yuan).

A total of 13 regions witnessed their GDP top more than 700 billion yuan in the first quar

ter, among which seven came from the eastern region, four from central area and one from western.

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Moreover, the guideline stressed the significance of impr

oving internet access in rural areas in poverty alleviation and called for enhanced inform

ation sharing to promote urban-rural integrated development.The Port of Dunkerque in Fra

nce would seize the opportunities presented by China’s Belt and Road Initiative to boost trade between the two nati

ons, authorities said on the Seventh Dunkerque Port Night on May 16 in Shanghai.

Held by the Dunkerque Port Authority of France at the St Regis Jingan in Shangha

i, about 400 delegates attended the event to discuss the port’s performance in 2018 and its future development.

Officials said during the event that bilateral trade volume bet

ween China and France grew 15.5 percent year-on-year to reach $62.9 billio

n (434.5 billion yuan) in 2018, the highest level in the history, and believed that trade exchanges between the two countries wo

uld become more frequent under the Belt and Road Initiative and with the support of the port.

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Shanghai has ‘best business environment’ in China

hina’s financial center Shanghai boasts the best business environment in the country, according to a report on China’s urban busi

ness environment index jointly released by the China Strategic Culture Promotion Association, the C

hina Economic Media Association, WANB Institute and YICAI Research Institute.

With an index of 86.73, Shanghai topped the list of Chinese cities with best business environment, followed by the capi

tal city Beijing at 84.63, and then Shenzhen, in South China‘s Guangdong province, at 84.48.

The report evaluates Chinese cities according to five “soft environment” indexes — technological innovation, finan

cing, talent, culture and life — and two “hard environment” indexes, natural resources and infrastructure.

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A major problem related to pneumoconiosis is diagnosis an

d compensation, as its latency period can be decades. By the time patients seek medical h

elp they might find their employers long closed, or they may realize they haven’t signed a labor con

tract and therefore can’t provide documents often needed for the diagnosis.

Also, a large number of migrant workers have not joined occupational injury insurance progra

ms, increasing their financial challenges in treating the lifelong disease, according to the commission.

The commission is working with other ministries and departments

to improve policies and provide better insurance to such patients, Li said.

In 2018, the commission asked health authorities in all provinces to cover pneumoconiosis patients in their efforts to relie

ve financial burdens and ease the task of applying for assistance by impoverished people in rural areas.

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The company’s core technology is to produce diversifie

ed bicycle handlebars in accordance with

ergonomics to avoid sports injuries, said Xu Weiyao, deputy g

eneral manager of the business department of HL Corp (Shenzhen), a company producing bicycle parts.

Policymakers in Southwest China’s Guizhou province are trying to i

mprove education programs to empower children with knowledge and skills to combat poverty.

The province is determined that no child should be allowed to drop out of school due to his or her family’s financial difficulties.

Local educators believe that particular attention should be paid to boosting poverty-stricken students’ confidence

in their capability to lift their families out of poverty, and helping them view improved schooling as the way to accomplish this.

China’s export of bicycle parts increased to $2.72 billion in 2018, up 13.9 percent year-on-year, the largest growth rate since 2014, the report said.

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Laoshan district launches global design competition

Laoshan district in Qingdao, Shandong province has launched a global compet

ition for cultural and innovative designs, offering a top prize of 50,000 yuan ($7,370).

The competition will run till July 30, and organizers will invite experts to

review collected works in August, with winners expected to be announced September.

The collection is divided into two sections: production

designs and special projects from individuals and groups, at home and abroad.

Production designs are to range from art crafts to prints, digital product

s, cartoons, furniture, as well as garments, while special projects can be related to sc

ulpture, tourism, festivals and even red cultural heritage, the color embodying China’s revolutionary spirit.

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In addition, high-quality home appliances have becom

one of the most popular items bought on e-commerce websites during the holiday period.

Leading e-commerce platform JD claimed that high-quality household items such

as home appliances, home building materials and cooking utensils, saw a sales uptick during the past few days.

Data from another online e-commerce firm Suning showed that sales of home appliances jumped 49 percent from the same

period in 2018, with air-conditioners, electric fans and televisions being the top sellers.

“This year’s May Day Holiday showed that people have stronger high-quality consump

tion demands, reflected not only in high-quality products but also in services,” said Zhao Ping, head of int

ernational commerce of the Academy of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.

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Smaller airports seeing new surge in busines

More domestic airlines are launching new flights connecting less-densely populated small

er Chinese cities, and those areas are seeing me growth in air traffic than major cities.

Last year, the airports of Quanzhou in Fujian province, Nantong, Changzhou and Xuzhou in Jiangsu province, Jieyang in G

uangdong province and Yichang in Hubei province saw their annual passenger throughput reach 2.5 million, a jum

p of more than 30 percent year-on-year, according to data from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

In 2018, passenger throughput growth of major cities’ airports was less than 10 percent year-on-year, while the growth rates

of a number of third – and fourth-tier cities’ airports were higher than 20 percent, the data showed.

“It’s key for carriers to seize good flight times. Many domestic ai

rlines would like to launch flights to major cities like Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou, but

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Dozens of places provide food service and offer a w

wide variety of choices including beef noodles, braised pork rice, du

mplings, hamburgers, pizza, spaghetti, fast food, desserts, beverages and ice cream.

To deal with an overwhelming number of tourists, some fas

t food restaurants have cut customer wait times to less than one minute.

A total of 25 restrooms and a number of baby care rooms have been b

uilt at the site, dotted around gates and major exhibition halls. Nursing rooms come equi

pped with baby chairs and breastfeeding stations as well as sofas and hand-washing sinks.

In addition, tourists could rent wheelchairs and baby carriages with their ID cards and a certain amount of deposit.

What’s more, 30 volunteer service booths and nearly 100 informati

on desks have been set up to answer tourists’ questions and guide them to tour the event.

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Thanks to Chengdu’s geographical advantages with

regard to the Belt and Road Initiative, local companies have linked to global markets more frequently. Companies that

used to lack the confidence to go global began taking the step. Companies that have had export business for years upg

raded their product structure and expanded their business to production capacity cooperation and technological export.

Chengdu Xinzhu Road and Bridge Machinery is a prime ex

ample. The company was founded as an infrastructure company, and its business has exp

anded to include new energy and railway traffic. In September 2018, the company’s production base at the China-Bela

rus Industrial Park in Minsk was launched to produce super capacitors used in buses. They’re the first high-tech manu

facturer to begin operation in the park. Before that, the company mainly exported parts used in roads and bridges’ construction.

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