In order to improve the business environment, the Chi

In order to improve the business environment, the Chi

ese government has launched a series of measures to continually reduce burdens for taxpayers, an

d the annual plan for 2019 is to cut 2 trillion yuan ($300 billion) in taxes and fees.

“Effects have been seen recently. In the first two months, 182.85 billion yuan in taxes and fees were furth

er reduced,” Wang said. “The Chinese tax authority will do all it can to achieve the target.”

“International tax cooperation is not and has never been easy. But we

do need a multilateral approach,” said Vitor Gasp

ar, director of the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary Fund.

“BRITACOM has a role to play in fostering a multilatera

l cooperation approach to taxes, and it can help tax adm

inistrations share best practices and build a foundation for cooperation,” Gaspar said.

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The report also found out that in the choice of prope

The report also found out that in the choice of prope

perty, unlike men, women showed stronger preference to those that were close to premium education resources and transport infrastructure.

The changing trend has to some extent affected the marketing strategy of some property developers. Liu Ce, research direc

tor of Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd, a Hong Kong listed property developer, said the look of the property, inc

luding interior design and views, was becoming an important factor, while location and price were less decisive.

“The gender gap in the workplace is shrinking. Thus more women are financially capable of buying properties on th

eir own, especially those living in first and second-tier cities,” said Pan Helin, an economic commentator.

He said as the divorce ratio remained relatively high, owning property provided a sense of security for women.

“Growing salaries of women professionals have changed their perceptions about marriage,” he added. “More

women have come to realize the importance of having their own place and gaining independence.”

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hinese firms to sponsor, serve Beijing horticultural expo

hinese firms to sponsor, serve Beijing horticultural expo

Chinese firms are expected to play bigger roles than sponsorship at the the upcoming 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition.

The expo has finished its sponsorship work, signing contracts worth about 1 billion yuan ($148.8 million) with 25 Chinese f

irms, including Air China and China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited, a record high sum for similar events in the field.

The firms will not only sponsor, but also serve the expo with

products, services and technologies, according to a consultant for the event.

Artificial intelligence firm Baidu will build a high-tech ecology experience pavillon to highlight the importance of environme

ntal protection, while China Telecom will showcase the country’s development in 5G technology.

Slated to kick off on April 29, the 162-day expo is poised to impress an expected 16 million visitors from hom

e and abroad, with a huge collection of plants, flowers and eye-catching pavilions, as well as ideas for green development.

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According to data released by the US Federal Bureau of

According to data released by the US Federal Bureau of

Prisons last year, 93 percent of inmates in the US are men. The nation’s incarceration rate peaked at 1,000 inma

tes per 100,000 adults during the three-year period between 2006 and 2008; the number was 310 in 1980.

When men are confined to jail or prison, or when a criminal record trails

them following their release, they may become less attractive candidates for marriage.

A 2018 study conducted by the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, based on an

analysis of 13,429 responses on Reddit, a popular social media website in the US, shows that th

e most frequent reasons that men indicated for being single included poor looks, low self-esteem and confidence, low

effort, not interested in relationships, no available women and poor flirting skills.

“To be honest, sometimes I do get lonely, but it’s never strong enough to make me think I wish I had someone,” said Martin W

est, a 34-year-old self-employed small business owner in New York. “I do enjoy relationships, but being single has some perks th

at a relationship can’t give you – so much disposable income, so much freedom in every aspect, no conflict or drama.”

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It is targeting the rapidly growing outbound travel mar

It is targeting the rapidly growing outbound travel mar

rket. Last year, it acquired Fishtrip, a Taiwan province-based bed-and-breakfast b

ooking platform. The move added about 300,000 quality overseas properties to its listings.

The company set up a small team in Japan in 2016. It also teamed u

p with Rakuten Lifull Stay, an e-commerce company in Japan in 2017, with an aim to boo

st its presence in Japan to take advantage of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

According to a report by the State Information Center, the market for home-sharing services is expanding rapi

dly in China, with the sector’s revenue expected to reach 50 billion yuan ($7.4 billion) by 2020.

“The short-term home rentals and homestay services are wide-rangi

ng now to satisfy the needs of various kinds of tourists. Typically, customers hire such servi

ces for get-togethers, reunions, team-building activities and to improve parent-child bon

ding and communication,” said Lai Zhen, an analyst at market research firm iResearch.

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I think Chinese basketball needs to get to a place where they

I think Chinese basketball needs to get to a place where they

say playing well at one tournament isn’t enough, we want more,” said the Los Angeles Lakers legend, a frequent visitor to China since 1997.

“Now you have to take it to another level … can’t just be comfortable

being here. It’s time to push the next generation to try to get on the medal podium.”

Rescheduled from 2018 to avoid a clash with FIFA’s soccer World

Cup, this year’s tournament has expanded from 24 to 32 teams, who emerged from a revamped quali

fication system that lasted 18 months and aimed to involve as many countries as possible.

“This allows us to go into more markets and to create long-lasting excitement around th

e event,” said FIBA secretary-general Andreas Zagklis, who was appointed in December.

Zagklis is also confident that the joint efforts between FIBA and the CBA will leave a lasting legacy for Chinese basketball after the World Cup.

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Without mutual trust, neither the US will accept the

Without mutual trust, neither the US will accept the

demand for lifting the sanctions at one go, nor will Pyongyang dismantle all its nuclear facilit

ies and destroy its nuclear weapons in compliance with Washington’s demand.

Perhaps this lack of mutual trust prevented Kim and Trump from signing any agreem

ents at their second summit. Or maybe they didn’t sign any agreements because the two sides had not m

ade good preparations to reach consensuses on even very important issues.

With no agreements planned in advance, all the problems were left for the two leaders to dis

cuss and decide. And even if the two leaders have formed a good personal friendship, as Trump claimed, th

ey cannot be expected to compromise their countries’ positions on complicated historical issues.

Yet the second summit cannot be regarded as a failure, especia

lly because the Trump administration has left room for further talks with Pyongyang.

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Abrupt end to Trump-Kim summit prompts sighs of relief

Abrupt end to Trump-Kim summit prompts sighs of relief

  The news that President Donald Trump walked away from negotiations with Nor

th Korea early and empty-handed led many experts and lawmakers to heave sig

hs of relief, even as the summit’s abrupt finale raises questions about where things go from here.

  Many had worried that the President, eager to score a success and distract from damaging

testimony by his former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, would make a deal that endangered Am

erica’s national security and possibly decrease the chances of Pyonyang denuclearization.

  According to people familiar with conversations among the President’s senior national security officials, Trump told so

me advisers ahead of the Hanoi talks that he did not want to appear overly thirsty to secure a deal, hoping to pro

ve wrong the myriad analysts who predicted he’d give away the store to demonstrate some type of progress.

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Nine people in Ibaraki, Japan, were urgently inspected for n

Nine people in Ibaraki, Japan, were urgently inspected for n

According to the Japanese Times website on the 30th, the nuclear fuel facility in Donghai Village, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan,

sounded the “radioactive material leakage” alarm on the afternoon of the same day, and nine staff members were bei

ng inspected to determine whether they had been exposed to nuclear pollution.

According to Taiwan’s Toshimori News Cloud, the Japan Release Association was q

uoted as saying that nine staff members were present when the fuel manuf

acturing equipment of Japan Atomic Power Research and Development Agency (JARDA) in Do

nghai Village, Ibaraki Prefecture, was operating. Ibaraki County said the incident did not affect the surrounding environment.

After the news came out, the Ibaraki county government said that the ob

servation stations near the Institute had not detected any changes in radiation val

ues and had no impact on the surrounding environment, but the details remain to be investigated.

Ibaraki Prefecture is located in the northern part of Kanto region, Japan, east of the Pac

ific Ocean, north of Fukushima Prefecture. Donghai Village’s nuclear fuel facility is about 134 kil

ometers away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, where a leak occurred in 2011.

According to Xinhua News Agency, there are many radiation monitoring sites in Ibaraki becau

se of its nuclear power plant. Just as we keep an eye on weather forecasts, nearby residents check radiation data almost every day.

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Starbucks CEO said he would run for President, trump twe

Starbucks CEO said he would run for President, trump twe

Just the web comprehensive coverage rump on twitter for former starbucks CEO Howard schultz responded to run for P

resident.He said on twitter, “Howard schultz didn’t the courage to run for President.Look at his perf

ormance last night on “60 minutes”, I quite agree with, he says he is he is not a “wise man”.In addition, the United States ha

s a wise man!I only hope, starbucks can continue to give me pay for their rent in the trump tower!”

According to a CNN reported previously, a former star

bucks CEO Howard schultz, 27, said he was seriously considered in 2020

as a “centrist independent” running for President.He aired on 27, on the CBS tele

vision program “60 minutes”, said “we are living in one of the most vulnerable period”.

Not only that, but he also batch trump and the two parties in the United States.”N

ot only the President, in fact, not qualified to be President, the two parties didn’t do things that the Am

erican people need, but also every day to participate in the political retaliation.”Schultz said.

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