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hina will intensify efforts to make its hog farming sector safer and ensure stable supplies after the industry has
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“We will place equal importance on disease prevention and control and on pork output to st
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fairs Yu Kangzhen said at a news conference organized by the State Council Information Office.上海419
Yu was elaborating on a guideline released by the State Council on Wednesday regarding intensifying prevention and control of African swine fever.
Outbreaks of the fever have been effectively contained in China in recent months following strict controls and prevent
上海419品茶微信ion efforts taken since early August after the first domestic outbreak of the disease was reported. But the co
untry still faces severe challenges in the disease’s prevention and control, and sustained efforts are needed, he said.
Yang Zhenhai, chief of the ministry’s Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Bureau, said monit上海419
oring has shown the number of live hogs in China fell by nearly 23 percent year-on-year in May due to the outbreaks.
The ministry will work with related authorities to urge local governments to implement policies and m上海419品茶微信
easures designed to support hog raising, including offering preferable loans to hog farmers and cash subsidies to those wh
上海419ose animals were slaughtered due to swine fever prevention and control measures, he said.
The authorities will encourage hog farmers to replenish stock and organize technicians to hel
p them solve problems in hog raising. Meanwhile, the ministry will guide local authorities to help hog fa上海419品茶微信
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The ministry will also support cross-regional transport of pork to replace transport of live pigs－which is still co
mmon practice in many places－to reduce the chance of the spread of disease, Yang said.上海419品茶微信
As of Wednesday, Yu said, 143 swine fever outbreaks had been reported in China, 44 of them this year. To prevent it spre
ading, nearly 1.2 million hogs were slaughtered. Quarantine measures have been lifted in 25 provincial areas, he added.
“In general, the frequency of swine fever outbreaks has noticeably decreased, and hog p
roduction, transport and distribution are gradually being restored,” Yu said.
e development of the Internet Plus model. This will help foster new drivers of g
rowth, deliver better services, boost consumption and expand employment,” Li said.
A 52-year-old man from Southwest China’s Sichuan province will sit f
or the national college entrance examination, or gaokao, on Friday for the 23rd time.
Liang Shi, who was born in 1967 in Wengong township, Rensh
ou county, Sichuan province, took the gaokao for the
first time in 1983 and also in the two following years, as his teacher parents insisted.
Liang, the fourth child in his family, said he realized his parents wi
shed their five children would study in university, but n
ne of them did. The family’s situation could not support his further studies and Liang started to work.
tions at the Brussels summit, has pledged to intensify discussions on the rules concerning in
dustrial subsidies, a priority for the WTO reform for the EU. This is being seen as a breakthrough by the EU side.
In fact, almost all countries provide subsidies for domestic companies in certain sectors, and i
n most cases, China has given subsidies to Chinese companies in strict accordance with WTO rules as its ultim
ate goal is to achieve complete marketization. Yet intensifying discussions on industrial subsidies and other
sensitive issues, including intellectual property rights protection, is a step that must be taken to not only addre
ss WTO members’ concerns, but also invigorate the organization and the global trading system.
China, US should jointly promote WTO reform
Chen Fengying, a senior researcher in world economy at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
The Office of the United States Trade Representative seems to have made dr
iving the WTO reform its priority so that Washington can claim the discourse rights in global t
rade mechanisms and lead the process for making new trade rules and establishing a new global trading system.
om countries involved in the BRI have visited Hainan annually to study agricultural technology, including Nanf
an’s breeding program, which is “playing the role of Silicon Valley for the country’s seed industry”, Wang said.
Hainan’s climate and biological resources have made Nanfan an important nati
onal center of seed propagation. Every winter, more than 7,000 domestic agricultural scientists and
workers are busy at the Nanfan centers. More than 70 percent of the country’s 7,000 crop varieties have been cul
tivated in the tropical island province, which is building a global resources center, National Business Daily reported.
“With good stress resistance and higher yields, hybrid rice seeds developed by Nanfan’s cen
ters are being welcomed in Southeast Asian countries,” said Xie Zhenyu, an assistant research fellow at the R
esearch Institute of Tropical Crop Germ Plasm under the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences.
“We have sent farming experts to hybrid rice growing areas overseas, and we give local farmers guidance, training and planni
ng for future development,” said Xie, who has worked as an expert in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Gambia.
edge technology, is of great importance to China in terms of safety, efficiency, services and the development of industries.
“China is paying great attention to the development of this technology. Our principle is
to encourage trials, allow failures, ensure safety and oppose monopolies,” he said.
Autonomous driving, although a new concept, has been embraced by many people. A survey re
leased in November 2017 by JD Power, a global marketing information services company based in the
United States, found that almost 80 percent of Chinese consumers welcomed autonomous driving, although they might hav
e concerns about the safety of the technology and the lack of related laws and regulations.
To root out people’s concerns and ensure better development, the Ministry of Transport c
reated China’s first regulations for road testing for autonomous vehicles in April, jointly with
the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Li said.
In July, the Ministry of Transport released guidance on how to build safe closed test sites for autonomous driving.
China and the United States are expected to come to an agreement soon over trade frictions, analysts said, as the negotiating teams a
re reported to be discussing the wording of an accord and considering applying the brakes to their tariff standoff.
They made the prediction after Chinese and US officials said there had been concrete p
rogress on multiple issues in the latest round of trade talks in Washington.
During the latest talks, held from Thursday to Sunday in Washington, the seventh round since February of last year, th
e two sides focused on the text of an agreement, the Chinese delegation said, according to a Xinhua News Agency report.
The negotiators also had made substantial progress on such specific issues as technology transfers, protection of i
ntellectual property rights, nontariff barriers, the service industry, agriculture and exchange rates, the delegation said.
On the basis of the latest progress, the two sides are expected to continue their work
into the next stage, in accordance with the instructions of the two countries’ top leaders, according to Xinhua.