Nation’s property sector remains robustperty models in Donggu

Experts said the Spring Festival holiday was the major factor behind the significant drop in property sales perfor mance nationwide in the first month of 2019 and did not necessarily represent a negative market trend for the industry. According to Centaline Property Agency’s research, in January property sales declined by 38 p ercent year-on-year in the first-tier cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Among the four cities, Guangzhou saw the most dramatic decrease of 65 percent year-on-year, followed by Beijing, where home sales dropped by over 40 percent. Country Garden, one of the country’s biggest developers, sold 33 billion …

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hina sees progress in revitalizing traditional crafts

ina has seen progress in its effort to revitalize traditional crafts and turn them int o targeted measures for poverty alleviation, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The ministry said it has organized extensive training for inheritors of traditional c rafts and supported setting up relevant workstations in collaboration with different departments. The ministry has set up 57 workshops for intangible cultural heritage and provided training for 2,500 people in poverty-stricken areas , including a county in southwest China’s Guizhou Province that is home to the ethnic Miao people. The campaign has also raised the awareness of provincial-level …

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Judge finds Manafort lied to investigators in Russia probe

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has found that Paul Ma nafort, US President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, has breached his plea a greement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office by intentionally lying to prosecutors. Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as his campaign manager Pa ul Manafort looks on during Trump’s walk through at the Republican National Convention in C leveland, US, July 21, 2016. [Photo/Agencies] US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson sa ys in an order that there’s sufficient evidence that Manafort lied in breach of his plea agreement. The decision hurts Manafort’s chance of …

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Valentine’s Day: Yes, men can be romanticong the trees at H

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I felt compelled to write an article to share my thoughts about the misconception that men in general are unromantic. I hope that I can motivate members of the male gender to rise to the challenge of cor recting that misconstrued assumption about their romantic notions or inclinations being nonexistent. During research for my first book, I received a consensus from most of the women I talked to that the majority of m en are unromantic by nature. As a man who considers himself to be more romantic, I went on a continuous journey to d …

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Most women are moved by the amount of effort that me

 exert to secure gifts or arrange a romantic evening, while men often seek th e easiest means and least efforts needed to accomplish the much-disliked ob ligation of purchasing Valentine’s Day presents for their beloved or selecting a romantic spot to awe them on Valentine’s Day. On one hand, men might put much emphasis on the monetary value of the gifts that they buy or the cost of spending a ro mantic Valentine’s Day. They believe that expensive gifts and extravagant settings for the event will endear them to th e hearts of their loved ones. On the other hand, …

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China to establish national, regional medical centers by

China will set up a number of national and regional medical centers across the country by 2020, according to a working plan issued by the National Health Commission. Regional medical centers will be established nationwide to provide patients in different regions with quality medical treatment close to their homes, said the plan. The country will also establish national medical centers aimed to carry out diagnosis and treatment of rare and sever e cases of diseases of specific categories in the country and play a leading role in spreading advanced medical technologies nationwide, it said. The plan proposes to build a …

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old Hunan art form sees revival during Lunar New Year

Deng Xia, a fan of Huagu (“flowery drum”) Opera, a local art form of Yueyang in Central China’s Hunan province, barely misses such shows at the One Yuan Theater. “It has enriched the cultural life of residents like me,” Deng, 35, says. “In the past, we could appreciate the Huagu Opera, mostly during important festivals such as Lunar New Year, but now we can watch it often.” The One Yuan Theater, located in Rongjiawan town of Yueyang, has staged 30 to 50 Huag u Opera shows annually since 2012, with the audience numbers for each show sometimes touching 1,000. “Some …

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The Ministry of Education said on Feb 2 that it will contin

ue to boost support for private kindergartens and encourage them to provide inclusive services. The ministry said media reports that the country will no longer allow the development of private kindergartens were misleading, and it will continue to encourage investment in kindergartens. As of 2017, about 63 percent of kindergartens nationwide were run by private entiti es, among which 43 percent were deemed to be providing inclusive services, the ministry said. It added that it will encourage more private kindergartens to provide inclusive servic es. In the meantime, private kindergartens will be allowed to remain profit-oriented to meet public demand. …

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With more and more people gathering at the lake, it became over

run with fences and nets used to trap fish. Pollutants discharged by residents liv ing in the area went directly into the lake, and water quality went from bad to worse. “We could drink directly from the lake at the beginning, but a few years lat er, the water began to stink, and we had to buy bottled water onshore” Chen recalled. Overfishing and other human activities put the lake in crisis. Realizing the need to clean up the lake, the local government took a series of protec tive measures including relocating all the fishermen and getting rid of all …

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Water quality of Baiyangdian Lake in Xiongan improved in 2019

The water quality of Baiyangdian Lake in Xiongan New Area in north China’s Hebei Province has been significantly im proved in 2018, according to the ecology and environment bureau of the new area on Sunday. The concentration of the major pollutants total phosphorus and ammon ia nitrogen in Baiyangdian Lake saw a year-on-year decrease of 35.16 percent and 45.45 percent respectively last year. To protect the environment of Baiyangdian Lake, Xiongan New Area started to deal with a sewage reservoir that is only 2.5 km away from the lake and posed a threat to the water quality in 2018. A …

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