President Xi Jinping has expressed that China is “ready to share development opportunities on the mainland with our Taiwan compatriots.” This was during the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. His words came as investment from Taiwan continues to grow on the Chinese mainland
Over the past week, Chinese officials discussed their goals for the next five years; from the economy to the environment, and from developing a world-class military to eradicating poverty. They’ve also elected new leaders.
A new study reveals that each year pollution kills nine million people, the equivalent of the entire city of Bogota, Columbia. As the U.S. moves away from the Paris Climate Accord and its global commitments, China is taking a different approach.
Estimates say that by 2020 one out of every four Chinese citizens will be over the age of 60. Enormous resources are being devoted to caring for this aging population, provided by both the government and market.
Among the achievements listed is the expansion of basic medical insurance to cover 1.3 billion people, the creation of 65 million jobs, and educational opportunities for 90 percent of disabled children.
To reduce global greenhouse emissions, China announced it will stop selling cars powered by fossil fuels. As many question how to charge the next generation of electric cars, the country’s booming solar industry is providing answers.
The start of a “new era”, with China becoming a “great modern socialist country” by mid-century. President Xi Jinping outlined his vision for the country in a three and a half hour speech, at the Communist Party’s 19th National Congress.
Many at home and abroad are paying attention to the upcoming Party congress. CGTN’s Han Peng has been “out and about” on the streets of Beijing, and chatted with everyday people about the important meeting.
Last year, the country’s local governments issued new debt worth over $900 billion, a surge of about 60 percent. Aware of the risks, authorities have rolled-out measures to reduce the local debt burden.
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