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China, Netherlands sign social insurance deal

GOVCN. XINHUA.BEIJING — China and the Netherlands signed a social insurance agreement on Sept 12 that will exempt company personnel sent to work in each other’s countries from mandatory social insurance contributions. The deal was signed in The Hague after three rounds of negotiations since November 2014, China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security announced. The agreement will take

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China extends currency swap deal with Hungary

GOVCN. Xinhuanet.BEIJING — China’s central bank extended a currency swap deal with its Hungarian counterpart on Sept 12 in a bid to strengthen financial cooperation. The agreement is worth 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) and will last for three years, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said. The move is aimed at facilitating bilateral trade and investment and helping maintain

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China-ASEAN economic relations hit new high

GOVCN. China Daily. A vital transport hub along the coast of Southwest China, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region aims to create a new logistics system amid opportunities brought by the China-ASEAN Expo, said a local official. “In the next five years, we will work hard to build up transport routes by sea, land and air, and to dredge the ‘capillary

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The 13th China-ASEAN Expo opens

GOVCN. NANNING — The 13th China-ASEAN Expo opened on Sept 11 in China, highlighting industrial cooperation, trade and investment among China, ASEAN members and other countries along the Belt and Road. The expo, held in Nanning, capital of South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, was given the theme, “Jointly building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, Forging an Even Closer

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China, US eye growth in tourism

GOVCN.China Daily. China and the United States hope to notch 5 million tourist trips as soon as possible. Last year, the number of trips between the nations surpassed 4.75 million, “which makes us confident to promote further cooperation with US partners in tourism insurance, tourism rescue, and tourism talent exchanges and cultivation,” said Li Jinzao, chairman of the China National

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White paper hails China’s progress in judicial protection of human rights

GOVCN.BEIJING — A white paper published on Sept 12 by the State Council Information Office hailed the new progress made in human rights protection in the field of justice as China enhances the rule of law in all respects. The white paper, titled “New Progress in the Judicial Protection of Human Rights in China,” said the judiciary is the last

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Traditional Chinese Medicine association founded in east Germany

GOVCN.Professor Li Jianbing from China’s Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine used to work as a TCM expert in Dresden in 2003. This time his university has reached agreements with the association to set up a China-Germany TCM Culture Exchange Center. “We will shoulder the responsibilities together to promote the development of TCM in Germany,” Li said. An academic forum about

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Environmental protection top priority of Yangtze River economic belt development

GOVCN.BEIJING — China has made environmental protection and restoration a top priority in its development plan for the Yangtze River economic belt, a senior official said on Sept 11 while discussing the national plan to boost the economy along China’s longest river. The development of the economic belt will follow a green path, with the strictest environmental protection and water

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SOE reform key to northeast region’s revival

GOVCN. The government is determined to rejuvenate the northeastern region. And to achieve its goal, the government has to focus on the reform of State-owned enterprises, because that is the key to economic transformation of lackluster old industrial bases. The reform of SOEs, which comprise a large proportion of the State sector, is closely related to the region’s structural adjustments,

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Tibet holds third tourism, culture expo with record global delegates

MOD.LHASA — The third tourism and culture expo kicks off in Lhasa, capital of Tibet in Southwest China, on Sept 10. About 400 overseas guests, who were foreign ambassadors in China, diplomatic corps from Northeast Asia and South Asia, foreign journalists and overseas merchants from 15 countries and regions, including the United States, France, Republic of Korea and Pakistan, attended

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