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The author is head of the Institute of International Politics at and deputy director of Northyabo亚博体育下载夜网
east Asia Research Center, Jilin University. The views don’t necessarily reflect those of China Daily.
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ncil, former EP president Josep Borrell’s name was proposed as the new EU foreign policy chief.
Xiangzhou has achieved a 600 percent of growth in certificated talent in various fields working since 2015, thanks to attrac
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A total of 13 creative parks as well as incubators and maker spaces ha
ve been put in place, and have succeeded in incubating 441 enterprises by providing co
mprehensive services, with more than 400 high-level talents and 300 key researchers involved.
Another 25 service stations were built at enterprises and different administrative divisions throughout the district. These platf
orms provide direct consultation services in terms of policy, talent certification, and incentive distribution.
Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final remarks as his three-decade reign drew to a close
on Tuesday, thanked the people for their support and expressed hope for a peaceful future.
Akihito, 85, was the first Japanese monarch enthroned unde
r a post-war Constitution that defines the role of the monarch as a merely a “symbol of the State.”
“To the people who accepted and supported me as a symbol, I express my heartfelt thanks,” Akihito, wearing a Western
-style morning coat, said at a brief abdication ceremony in the Imperial Palace’s Matsu no ma, or Hall of Pine.
“Together with the empress, I hope from my heart that the new Reiwa era that begins tomorrow will be peaceful and fru
itful, and pray for the peace and happiness of our country and the people of the world,” said a solemn Akihito, refer
ring to the new imperial era, standing flanked by Empress Michiko, who wore a long white and grey dress.
?Mi Store in the eastern European country occupies 200 square meters, offering some
300 products, including smartphones, cameras, speakers, headsets, smart watches, selfie sticks, electri
c scooters, smart robotic vacuum cleaners and even casual backpack.
“With opening of the flagship store in the country,
we are pleased to announce that the Mi fans can purchase the first Xiaomi phones offi
cially in Romania,” said Zhang Guoren, Xiaomi authorized representative in Romania.
Xiaomi is currently the fourth largest smartph
one producer in the world and Romanians have long been familiar with its products.
?China’s former world number one Ding Junhui took a 6-3 lead over Anthony McGill of Scotland in th
e opening day’s snooker world championship at the Crucible Theatre here on Saturday.
Ding, ranked 10th in the world, pulled ahead 4-1 with breaks of 64 and 70. World num
ber 24 McGill, who was crushed last year here by Ding 13-4 in the second round, won the next frame 73-57 but D
ing made a break of 129 points in the seventh frame and took the eighth easily for a 6-2 lead.
the basic prerequisites that micro and small enterprises should meet to renew their loans and on the regulatory
requirements for banking institutions to do this type of business.
The loan renewal policy does not apply to real estate companies or enterprise group head office that are not engaged in production
and business operation. Besides, qualified companies should not have delinquent loans and interests with malice, according to Jiang.
In terms of pricing, the regulator said commercial banks should adhere to market principl
es and encouraged banks to renew micro and small business loans at a lending rate no higher than the previous rate.
As of the end of 2018, the balance of micro and small business loans of the banking sector in Beijing
increased by 15.23 percent year-on-year to 1.2 trillion yuan ($176.95 billion). During the same pe
riod, the number of micro and small enterprises that received loans grew by 59,500 to 257,200.
A recent survey on 617 micro and small businesses in 200 villages in Beijing’s peripheral areas found that at the start-up phase, 13 perc
ent of the businesses obtained bank loans, 13 percent borrowed from friends and relatives, 8 percent secured funding from
microcredit companies, nearly 8 percent received loans from small lending services offered by Alibaba Group Ho
lding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd, while the majority of business owners used their own money or borrowed from individual creditors, said Mo Xiugen, di
rector of research at the Chinese Academy of Financial Inclusion at Renmin University of China.
He advised policymakers to encourage joint-stock commercial banks and microcredit com
panies to play a bigger part in providing financing to micro and small companies, as these financial institu
tions are more flexible and experienced in serving small business clients than large State-owned commercial banks.