The restriction applies to vehicles traveling out of Beiji

ng between 7 am and 11 am and to those entering the city from outside Beijing between 5 pm and 10 pm. Violators will be fined 100 yuan. Also part of support measures for visitors to the event, construction of 11 temporary parking lots was completed earlier this mo nth. The parking lots, with a total area of 106.04 hectares, can accommodate more than 20,000 vehicles.Tan Choon Ho ng, a Malaysian man of Chinese descent, is deputy project manager of the Penang STP2 Project Management Office unde r China Communication Construction (M) SDN BHD. His wife tells us how the …

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Environmental inspections show their effectiveness

More officials have been held to account for violations found in central environmental inspections, raising the total nu mber of punished officials to more than 12,000, according to the country’s top environmental watchdog. Most recently, 1,035 officials from eight provincial regions, including Jilin, Zhejiang and Sichuan provinces, were called t o account for their involvement in 89 environmental violations uncovered in the fourth round of inspections from Augu st to September 2017, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said in a news release on Monday. Among the officials, 218 are in positions at the prefecture level, which is just below …

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In addition to being members of local committees of the

Communist Party of China and local governments, the punished o fficials also come from State-owned enterprises and public institutes, it said. Jilin outnumbers the other seven provincial regions, with 177 punished officials. In one of the cases there, 22 officials were punished because of the continuous deterioration of the Liaoyuan Riv er and the slow progress in remediation of the water body in the city of Liaoyuan. In the first half of 2017, the water quality of the river was found below Grade V, the lowest level in the co untry’s five-tier water quality system, in eight of the nine …

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Some of the settled cases had attracted enormous atten

ention at home and abroad. For example, in handling a dispute between Chinese and foreign companies, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court conclu ded a design patent of Chinese automaker Jiangling Motors Group was invalid. Jaguar Land Rover Automotive said the LandWind X7 SUV manufactured by Jiang ling subsidiary LandWind was an unauthorized imitation of its Range Rover Evoque. “Technology-based disputes involving findings of complex tech nological facts or other new types of disputes are incre asingly emerging, bringing new adjudication challenges for handling IPR cases,” Song said. One of the measures taken by the supreme court for improving efficie ncy …

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The company also apologized to the public, adding tha

 it had withdrawn the improperly-posted images and woul d strengthen review of its practices in line with the law. On the evening on April 11, the Tianjin Cyberspace Administra tion, where the company is based, summoned senior Visual China Group executives,. It ordered the company to review all historical stock and remov e improper listings, as well as sending a team to inspect the “rectification” work. On April 12, the National Copyright Administration said on its website it would launch a special crackdown to furt her regulate copyright image this year to safeguard owners’ legitimate rights and interests. The copyright …

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Expat jobs in some sectors increasingreign students see

The service sector, IT and media industries have overtaken the education industry as major job sources for expat s in China, according to figures from the 2019 Job Fair for Foreigners in Beijing. The job fair was organized on Sunday by the Foreign Talent Research Center and the State Administration of Foreign Exper ts Affairs, attracting more than 500 expats with nearly 1,000 jobs available in a range of professions. The expat job market, once dominated by language teachers, has seen a major shift. Approximatel y half the jobs available at the fair were in the sales, media, marketing and …

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rists from China view cherry blossoms from a boat in Kyo

hen Zeyong, CEO of online visa service tigerwing.cn, said the Jap anese government issued 7 million visa stickers for Chinese nationals last year. “If visas become a bar code or QR code emailed to applicants, their w orkload will be greatly lessened,” he said during the Shanghai World Travel Fair on Thursday. Japan Tourism Agency data showed that 8.38 million tourists from the Chinese mainland trave led to Japan in 2018, representing year-on-year growth of 13.9 per cent and contributing nearly 27 percent of international tourists. China has been the world‘s largest source of tourists since 2014, reachin g nearly …

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The market potential remains huge,” said Dai Bin, direct

or of the China Tourism Academy. “Compared to the United States, w here 48 percent of its citizens hold a passport, the figure in China is only around 10 perce nt. It’s estimated that the number of Chinese outbound travelers will reach 230 million in 2030.” A report published by major Chinese travel agency Ctrip showed th at 160 million Chinese people have travel plans during the upcoming four-day May Day hol iday. Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia are the top destinations outside the mainland. Malaysia, which receives around 10 million Chinese tourists annually, began to i ssue e-visas …

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It is such a pleasure to see Hello Kitty and her frien

nds set their home in Shanghai, by perfectly fusing with loc al culture,” said Li Mingxun, chief operating officer of Sanrio Shanghai Intern ational Trade, during the launch ceremony at the Le Royal Meridien Shanghai. One of the most popular areas so far is a 14-meter-high wall that goes throughout three floors and features cute remakes of Shan ghai’s landmarks including the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, China Art Museum and Garden Bridge. The indoor play area is one of the latest attempts by Shimao to explore theme park business oppo rtunities. The theme park industry is fast expanding in China, …

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Online visa applications smooth traveChina DailyUpd

Increasing number of countries going digital when reviewing documents An increasing number of countries have tapped into the convenience of e-visas to at tract more tourists from China, the world’s largest source of outbound tourists. According to tourism insiders, the Japanese embassy in Beijing sa id on Thursday during a meeting with local travel agencies that it will launch e-visa serv ices on May 1, allowing applicants to submit their materials online instead of sending paper documents. “The embassy said that e-visa services may be available in consulates in other Chinese cities next year,” said H an Zhisu, co-founder and …

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