In the guidelines, the regulator set detailed rules on

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.

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During this year’s Spring Rush (or chunyun), which started on Jan 21 and will end on March 1, Chinese people are expected to make about 2.99 billion trips. Th

is is equivalent to relocating the entire population of Africa, Europe, the Americas and Oceania in 40 days.

That China successfully manages the largest mass migration in the world shows the Chinese e

conomy remains vibrant and the country is moving toward overall prosperity. According to statistics from relevant de

partments, China’s total passenger transport capacity, including the railways, waterways and civil a

viation, during the 2019 chunyun is expected to increase by more than 5 percent over last year’s. Which means C

hina’s transportation authorities have made great efforts to optimize and improve passenger transfer services.

For passengers’ convenience, the authorities are widely applying smart and information tech

nologies to promote closer cooperation among the railways, civil aviation and road networks, and str

engthen the links among different transport modes, in order to provide the passengers with better “last-mile” services.

Hainan Island Circular High-Speed Railway has taken the lead in piloting e-ticket rail travel. The Haina

n railway project is aimed at replacing paper tickets with e-tickets, and making identity cards or certificates the travel vo

ucher, in order to establish a self-service entrance and exit, and self-service ticket change and refund mechanisms.

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Hunan art festival promotes rural culture vitalization

The annual Huaihua Beautiful Country Culture and Arts Festival recently took place in Huna

n province, aiming to involve more villagers in art creation and vitalize local culture.

Hosted by the China Art Association, Hunan Photographers Association and the Huaihua Feder

ation of Literary and Art Circles, this year’s arts festival featured local people performing a vari

ety of disciplines on stage, including wind and percussion music, group dance and Chinese operas.

Unique to this year’s arts festival is a photography exhibition, showcasing 50 pictures taken by mi

grant workers. The photos are selected from the award winners of the 2018 Hunan Province W

orkers Photography Exhibition.
“These photos focus on the extraordinary achievements made by laborers from all wa

lks of life, freeze-framing the wonderful moments of their daily work, presenting their diligence, endeavor and co

mmitment to innovation,” says Liang Xiangfeng, secretary-general of Hunan Photographers Association.

The exhibition is a major measure taken by the association in 2019 in its bid to use the arts to alleviate poverty and promote rural vitalization.

Founder of the arts festival, artist Shu Yong, says: “To vitalize the countryside, we must first vitalize rur

al culture. Only when the local villagers feel proud of their home and culture, can rural vitalization truly be realized.”

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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, women might evaluate the romantic gestures on sentimental values.

Most men have to the tendency to be lazy when it comes to buying Valentine’s Day g

ifts. Some are inclined to purchase things that might be practical yet not so ro

mantic. Receiving such gifts might dampen any romantic aspirations a woman may have for Valentine’s Day.

From discussions with students through my teaching assignments, I discovered that most of these young men are too tim

id to show their romantic feelings. However, they are slowly becoming bolder in dealing with their affections.

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In the mean time, both Yauatcha City and Yauatcha Soho will

be paying homage to the year of the Earth pig by teaming up with celebrated design team, Isabel an

d Helen Studio to create a bespoke art installation within the restaurants inspired by the zodiac an

imal. An exclusive Chinese New Year menu will also be available featuring celebratory dishes.

The pig occupies the final position in the Chinese zodiac and encapsulates a care free nature marking the end of the cycle. It signifies

growth and contentment and encourages restoration and reflection. The Year of the Pig installation will consist of multiple ‘bio-morphic’ pigs su

spended from the ceiling using wire and created from a series of abstract shapes made from red Perspex and gold brass. The shapes will balance and slowly ro

tate in the air and when viewed at the perfect angle will reveal a Chinese New Year inspired pig.

Encasing the restaurant exteriors will be a vibrant red and gold vinyl wrap featuring an illustration of the Earth pig b

y Quentin Monge, in addition to small colored pig figurines lining the shelves of the restaurant windows.

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Drink only oil for 11 days! Zhong Liti was questioned by netizens

According to Taiwanese media reports, Zhong Liti recently exposed the beautiful scenery of Samui Island in Thailand, but the con

tent of the text has caused controversy. She said that she took her father and mother-in-law to Sumei Island for 11 d

ays of detoxification treatment, during which she only drank oil, and many toxins were discharged from her body, w

hich made her feel relaxed and comfortable. She also said that diabetes, hypertension, cirrhosis and other diseases could be discharged through this cour

se, hoping that more people would come to Sumei Island to detoxify. Enthusiastic solicitation reminds netiz

ens of Yi Nengjing, who recently shared spiritual lessons and was bombarded by cults and pyramids.

Zhong Liti and her parents-in-law had a bottle of oil. They only drank oil for 11 days. It’s really incr

edible to call directly, “I hope more friends can come to Sumei Island to detoxify and work together to mak

e their health healthier and healthier.” Some netizens asked, “How is it so like Ying Nengjing’s deceived mind cou

rse”, “Is there any scientific basis? If you don’t have the best, don’t recommend it casually. Others jumped out and said they were in the de

toxification camp. “It’s actually a little useful,” and Po came out to take photos with Zhong Liti.

It is reported that Miranda Kerr, a famous model, used coconut oil to lose weight after c

hildbirth. She added coconut oil to salads, cooking and even green tea. At least 4 tablespoons of coc

onut oil a day, which claimed to be able to maintain her figure and beauty, aroused many doubts.

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ert pressure on Beijing. Without the restraints of the treaty, the

  If the treaty is abolished, security risks will be reassessed and major powers will redefin

e what “security” is. Overall international relations will be implicated. Such a scenario is unfav

orable to an end to the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula and runs the risk of a rise in conflicts in other regions.

  As far as China is concerned, the US intends to make the INF treaty a multilateral agreement, which may become an

excuse for Washington to exert pressure on Beijing. Without the restraints of the treaty,

the US may intensify its deployment of offensive miss

iles and anti-missile systems around China, further increasing China’s strategic security challenges.

  Beijing will never accept the treaty becoming a multilateral agreement. It mu

st reject any request from the US on the issue. Instead of relying too much on land-bas

ed missiles for national security, China must diversify its strategic nuclear deterrence. It’s an urgent task.

Local governments at provincial levels can lift tax relief by 30 percent at most according to local conditions.

The tax deduction mainly covers value-added tax, urban maintenance and construction

tax, educational surcharge and individual income tax and will be effective from Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2021.

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First, treat the Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori or Hp) infection

lori is a bacterium that colonizes in the lining of the stomach. H. pylori is particularly prevalent in China. It is often picked up in childhood and survives in the aci

dic environment of the stomach for many years. It will often cause no symptoms although it may cause dyspepsia and indigestion. Long-term infect

ion with H. pylori will cause the stomach to become inflamed (gastritis) and can cause abnormal changes in the cells that line the stomach which over time

may become cancerous.  It is estimated that over 90 percent of all stomach cancers are attributable to H. py

lori infection.  Chronic H. pylori infection can also cause peptic ulcers and gastric lymphoma.

Studies show that successfully treating H. pylori infection with antibiotics lowers th

e risk of developing stomach cancer.  Ideally the infection should be treated in early a

dulthood (20s and 30s) before changes in the cells lining the stomach have started to occur.  H. pylori can be resist

ant to a number of antibiotics so most courses of treatment involve taking four different medications for a two-week cours

e.  Even the best courses of combination therapy have only a 90 percent success rate at eradicating the infec

tion. So it is a good advice to have a repeat test for H. pylori a month or so after completing a course of treatment.

H. pylori infection can be detected either by a special breath test, a stool test or at gastroscopy.

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A blood test that looks for antibodies to H. pylori can also

 less useful as a positive result can mean either that you are infected with H. pylori or that you had an infection in the past that i

s now cleared. All of these tests, together with H. pylori treatment, are available at the Digestive D

isease Center at Beijing United Family Hospitals.

Second, stop smoking. We all know that smoking is bad for us! Smokers have a two-fold incre

ased risk of developing stomach cancer and stopping smoking reduces the risk of stomach cancer over tim

e. Smoking also increases the risk for many other types of cancer, heart disease, chronic lung disease and stroke.

Third, lose weight. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of stomach ca

ncer. On the other hand, being physically active can help lower your risk. Obe

sity also increases the risk for many other types of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The American Cancer Society recomm

ends people to stay at a healthy weight throughout their lives by balancing calorie intake with physical activity.

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Former Romanian PM: Good Sino-Europe ties esse

  In the 21th century the world cannot be imagined without very close relationship between China and Europe. Better ec

onomic relations with China not only benefits China but also Europe, said Victor Ponta, former president of the Socialist and D

emocratic Party and former Prime Minister of Romania in an interview with People’s Daily Online.Ponta is in Beijing to attend

the 5th China-Europe High-level Political Parties Forum held from May 17-18. He believes these forums are very useful initiatives fr

om both the Chinese side and European side. “I think political decisions should be taken into joint consideration by the Europea

n political parties and Communist Party of China because only taking these decisions we will develop and work together for the good of ou

r people,” said Ponta.Ponta has a high opinion of China’s contribution to global peace. “I thin

k the role China is playing in the world not only as the second larges

t economy but also a dynamic player on the international level is absolutely essential. The worl

d now obviously cannot work on the peaceful development without the contribu

tion of China. I congratulate Chinese people and Chinese leaders for all the work in the last decade,” he said.

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