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The bureau is soliciting public opinion on the draft until Feb 20.
With the new standard, major polluting gas from light-duty vehicles, including ca
rbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide, will be reduced by about 50 percent and em
issions of particulate matter will be reduced by about 40 percent, according to the bureau.
For heavy-duty diesel-powered trucks, the emissions of nitrogen oxide and particulate matter are expected to drop by more than 60 percent, it said.
Mobile sources, mainly vehicles, contributed 45 percent of locally generated
hazardous particles known as PM2.5 in 2017, outnumbering all other types of sources, according to the bureau.
Beijing has seen continuous improvement in its air quality. The PM2.5 density in th
e capital in 2018 stood at 51 micrograms per cubic meter, down by 12.1 percent year-on-year.
Officials and experts have said, however, it could be increasingly challe
nging for the city to further reduce air pollution after the local government has taken all ma
jor measures that could achieve quick results, including the shifting of bulk coal to clean energy as a heating source.
Chinese consumers opened their wallet during Spring Festival, not only on things like digital home appliances and importe
d fresh food but also on experiences such as travel and entertainment, government figures showed.
Shopping, dining out, travel and entertainment accounted for most of the consumer spending during the week-long hol
iday. Analysts and officials said the strong domestic demand will inject further growth momentum into the eco
nomy in 2019 as the government unveils more policies to spur consumption.
Spending on retail and food services during the Spring Festival period, from Feb 4 to Sunday this year, exceeded 1 trilli
on yuan ($147.41 billion) for the first time, up 8.5 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
The ministry said a key term for Lunar New Year holiday spending was “seeking higher quality” as the government’s em
phasis on upgrading consumption continues. Emerging areas for spending such as the internet, customized pr
oducts, experiences, digital products and services were growth areas during the holiday.
for a house than in a big city,” he said. “I attended the first job fair to be held in my hometown on Sunday. I’m considering some job interviews and the salaries offered.”
Ningbo, Zhejiang province, will hold 44 job fairs from Tuesday to late March－42 percent more than last year.
Among them are eight large job fairs starting on Feb 16. More than 900 companies are ex
pected to attend each of the fairs, which will be held on Saturdays and Sundays for a month.
Starting in March, Ningbo will organize more than 2,200 compa
nies and government-affiliated institutions to attend 100 job fairs in 40 cities across Ch
ina, including Hangzhou, Zhejiang province; Xi’an, Shaanxi province; and Changchun, Jilin province.
Cities such as Taizhou, Zhejiang province; Heze, Shandong province; and Nantong, J
iangsu province, will also hold many fairs for job hunters and employers in February and March.
said. In 2018, trade in goods between China and countries within the re
gion covered by the BRI stood at $1.3 trillion, a 16.3 percent increase year-on-year. It w
as 3.7 percentage points higher than the growth rate of China’s overall external trade.
More than 13,000 China Railway Express trains have traveled along the BRI routes to date, l
inking cities in China with 49 cities in 15 European countries, including London, he added.
Rona Fairhead, the UK’s minister of state for trade and export promotion, said trade be
tween the two countries is worth more than 66 billion pounds ($86 billion) annually.
“UK exports to China continue to go from strength to strength,” she said. “In this n
ew year, I very much look forward to continuing our close level of engagement w
ith China. It is clear that there is still untapped demand for British goods and services in the Chinese market.”
‘My China Album’ to celebrate 40 years of China-US memories
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-02-07 12:57
Share Your Unforgettable Memories and Join Us in Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of China-US Diplomatic Relations
The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America and China Daily Launch “My China Album” Photo Competition
Guests pose for photos at the My China Album sign at the Chinese Embassy in Washington on Wednesday. [Photo by Z
hao Huanxin/China Daily]
WASHINGTON — My China Album, a story-sharing event focusing on the frie
ndship between people from China and the United States, was launched on Wednesday at a reception hosted by the Ch
inese embassy celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China-US diplomatic relations.
The event, co-organized by China Daily, China’s largest English-language ne
wspaper, which has a global audience, encourages Americans to submit photos an
d stories highlighting their most memorable experiences in China, especially their encounters with Chinese peo
ple. The top winner will receive two economy-class, round-trip airline tickets from New York to Beijing.
The exchange of visits between Chinese and American table tennis teams in 1971 and 1972 opened a new chapter in China-US friendly relations and contacts.
On Jan 1, 1979, the two countries officially established diplomatic relations. Since then, people-to-people excha
nges have helped cement a foundation and have played a key role in promoting understanding and mutual trust between the two countries.