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ion as of the end of last year. Nearly 70 percent held a junior colleg
e degree or above, accounting for almost half of all healthcare professionals, she said.
Last year, there were 150 million people 60 years or above living with chronic diseases
in China. Of those, 44 million were fully or partially disabled and in need of regular nursing services, she said.
“With more nurses and nurse’s aides, the demand for nursing services from the elderly will be gradually met,” she said.
The commission will also encourage community health centers to provide more nursing services for the e
lderly in neighborhoods, Jiao said. They would include more beds and setting up day-care centers.
Regulations will also be released to encourage community health centers to provid
e beds to the elderly at home, so family doctors can provide treatment there, she said.
Smog in greater Beijing area could be thickened by 15 percent, experts say
Climate change has been making meteorological conditions in the
greater Beijing area more conducive to the generation of haze, and combined with heavy s
mog, the situation could trigger a rapid increase in the concentration of airborne pollutants, researchers said.
The National Joint Research Center for Tackling Key Problems in Air Pollution Control demonstra
ted that without a reduction in the discharge of pollutants, air quality in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei cluster
could worsen by about 10 percent and even up to 15 percent in some cities because of unfavorable meteorological co
nditions, the China Meteorological Administration said in a release on Thursday.
Heavy air pollution and a high concentration of particulate
matter is more likely to be seen when wind speeds are lower than 7.2 kilometers per hour, rel
ative humidity is above 60 percent, and there is less than a 500-meter high “mixin
g layer”, which refers to the atmospheric height over which pollutants can be dispersed, it said.
world: One in the Suzhou Zoo, one in Dong Mo Lake west of Hanoi and one in Xuan Khanh Lake in Hanoi’s outskirts.
The Yangtze giant softshell turtle is one of the world’s largest known freshwater turtle species, and one of the world’s 50 most threatened turtles.
The 125th China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, China’s largest
trade fair, will open on Monday in Guangzhou, capital of South China’s Guangdong province.
The spring session of the biannual fair will be held in three phases. The export section w
ill have 51 exhibition areas with 59,651 booths booked by 24,800 domestic enterprises.
The first phase of the export exhibition held from April 15 to 19 will mai
nly showcase mechanical and electrical equipment, hardware, and building mate
rials. The second phase from April 23 to 27 will showcase consumer goods and gifts. The third issue from May 1 to 5 will d
isplay textiles and clothing, luggage, culture and sports, food, medical supplies and medical health products.
s include new views on marriage, high levels of divorce, increased education that leads to more employment and b
etter-paying career opportunities, and increased longevity and improved health at older ages.
The growth of one-person households could have numerous consequences for society, ran
ging from housing and health care to the fertility rate and consumption patterns, say experts.
In the US, one major reason for staying single is that marriage isn’t view
ed as it once was, and the age at which one gets married is also rising, the Census report shows.
More than half of the participants in a nationally representative sample (55 percent) sai
d that getting married was not an important criterion for becoming an adult, according to the Census report. The sa
me percentage also said that having a child was not an important milestone of adulthood.
“Decades ago, people often waited (or tried to wait) until marrying before having kids, h
aving sex, or buying a home,” Bella DePaulo, a social scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, t
old China Daily in an email. “Now those possibilities are readily available outside of marriage.”
understanding as an opportunity to connect the BRI with Italy’s own development plans, including building seaports in northern Italy, Xi said.
He called for upgrading bilateral cooperation in such priority areas as space technology, inf
rastructure, transportation, environment and energy, and also expanding third-market cooperation in relevant fields.
Conte said he considers participation in the BRI as a historic opportunity for Italy, a
nd trusts the move will help the two countries tap potential for bilateral cooperation.
Conte added that he expected to attend the second Belt and Road F
orum for International Cooperation, which will be held in Beijing next month.
Italian economist and China expert Michele Geraci hailed the memorandum of understandi
ng signed between the two countries as “a win-win-win for Italy, the rest of Europe and China”, and said he be
lieves more European countries will follow his country’s lead and sign up to be involved in the BRI.
that a stay of less than 24 hours on the mainland will not be counted as a day, and the count started from Jan. 1 this year.
The adjustment marked more generous tax exemptions on overseas-sourced incomes of foreigne
rs and non-mainland citizens working in the mainland. The move will attract more foreign investm
ent and overseas talent to work in the mainland, the STA said in a statement on its website.
Previously, the exemption was for tax residents who have lived on the mainland for less than five years.A house collapse triggered by a lan
dslide in North China’s Shanxi province has caused 10 deaths and left another 10 missing, local authorities said Sunday.
As of 10 am Sunday, 16 people had been pulled out of the debris and sent to hospital, but three failed to respond to medical treatment. Seven were found dead at the site.
So far, three of the 13 injured have left hospital after treatment, while 10 remain missing.
The rescuers are searching for the missing with the help of rescue dogs and equipment, the local government said.
The accident occurred at around 6:10 pm Friday in the township of Zaoling in Linfen
city, when a landslide toppled two residential buildings, a makeshift house and a public bathhouse.
hborhood, which covers 1.5 square kilometers, is home to around 33,000 households and 82,000 residents.
To promote community governance, the neighborhood has launched various projects si
nce 2012 to facilitate communication between residents and enhance “neighborly spirit”.
One of the most successful activities is its rooftop garden project.
“Our rooftop garden began with the Meilian building in 2015, with support from enterprises a
nd managed by residents,” said Wang Yanfeng, deputy director of the Caojiadu neighborhood Party working committee.
It all started with 14 containers on the rooftop to grow vegetables and flowers. Each miniature garden is taken care of by two fa
milies, of which one has at least one elderly person at home and the other has one or more children.
Harvested vegetables are sent to the neighborhood’s senior residents,
cooked for the nutritious community lunch or sold during charity bazaars, Wang said.
The miniature gardens were upgraded in 2017 to include a broader variety of vegetables and expan
ded to more rooftops in Caojiadu, which also helps children learn about cultivating crops and vegetables.