nds because all my saved money has been spent on building a new home for the yo
上海千花坊ung couple and buying new necessities for them,
such as household appliances,” Shan said. Luckily, Shan had reason to celebrate because he was saved by a new rule.
Right before the wedding, a specific standard was established banning high-priced b
etrothal gifts, or caili in上海千花坊 Chinese. Other extravagant customs, including holding grand wedding ceremonies or funeral rites as well as inviting an e
xorbitant number of guests and using lots of cars to pick up the bride and her relatives, were also prohibited.上海千花坊
The government of Feixiang district – which covers 265 villages, including Shan’s
, with a population of 410,000 – found the competitio 上海千花坊n to see who could give the best betrothal gifts and hold the grandest wedding ceremonies had become a big headache for villagers.
Families of young women envied those who gave
lots of money to a bride’s family and held ex pensive ceremonies with many guests, said Cai Fuhai, Party chief of Nanduqi village.上海千花坊女神会所
They would ask parents of their soon-to-be sons-in-law for similar treatment, Cai said.
According to the standard, no more than six cars can be used for picking up the bride and her rela
tives. Previously, up to 40 cars would be used as part of a grand and impressive wedding ceremony.上海千花坊
Furthermore, guests are served a simple meal – a vegetable and meat stew, or daguocai in Chinese – rather than a meal wit
上海千花坊女神会所h dozens of courses. Finally, group wedding ceremonies are encouraged and betrothal gifts are discouraged.
Families who obey the standard may enjoy benefits such as free physical examinations for parents and
newborns at local hospitals. Pregnant women may also receive discounts for examinations during pregnancy, Cai said.
Families who do not obey the rules are required to make a self-critical s
peech during a meeting attended by villagers and local government officials. Those wh上海千花坊女神会所
o refuse to make the speech and admit their wrongdoings are exposed on local television and other media platforms.
Villagers fall in line According to the Feixiang district government, more than 1,000 families of young wom
en have refrained from demanding betrothal gifts from their bridegrooms’ families since 2017. About 1
00,000 households in the district have signed commitment letters promising to obey the standard.
Government statistics show that the cost of a wedding has been cut to less than 30,000 yuan, down b
y about 80 percent, and the current cost for a funeral is less than 5,000 yuan, just a sixth of the previous cost.
has long been a sore point for freight train operators and managers, because low utiliza
tion of the cargo capacity raises running costs and makes the service less appeali
ng to potential customers.上海千花坊女神会所 “The system collects and incorporates the operational information of all the freight trains involv
ed in the China Express Railway into one holisti
c platform,” Ma said.上海千花坊 The inland port cooperates with major rail service providers and customs in Kazakhstan, Russia and Germany, as well as major ticket-booking portals for ferries and railways across large parts of Europe.上海千花坊
“At present, no other trade hub in China is able to amass such a huge trove of data as we do with our system,” Ma said.
ording to the port area authorities, during a recent trial of the system freight trains r eturning from the West were carrying goods at an average 80 percent of their full capacity.上海千花坊女神会所
Between 2016 and the middle of this month, more than 2,400 trains had hauled goods acro
ss the port area, via about 20 routes of the Chin
a Express Railway, and made their way to 25 cities in 18 countries. 上海千花坊In addition to improving the efficiency and connectivity of the China Railway Ser
vice, the port area is also expected to provide a major boost for the regional economy.
One of the most popular commodities heading west from Xinjiang is a tomato-based sauce, accord上海千花坊女神会所
ing to Zheng Weiguo, vice-manager of Urumqi International Land Port Multimodal Transport Co.
“Last year, about 50,000 metric tons of the tomato-based sauce were exported to Russia alone,” he said. Behi上海千花坊女神会所
nd him, heavy trucks loaded with multicolored containers were revving up to transfer goods onto an approaching freight train.
It can take as long as 50 days for the sauce to reach its farthest destination, Naples in Italy, by sea, setting off from Tianjin Port in North China.
“The express train services have cut the journey time to about 12 days, allowing Chinese agricultu
ral goods to overtake their global competitors,” said Liu Shaohua, deputy director of the port area.
“We have already received positive feedback from wholesale buyers overseas, who have praised the rail service for its speed and low rate of da
mage (to goods). In the future, we plan to further boost confidence in products made in Xinjiang, and expand avenues fo
r overseas sales through the real-time monitoring system and the sophisticated freight rail network.”
The annual China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair has played an increasin
上海千花网女神会所gly important role of strengthening cooperation between Chinese business owners
and their overseas counterparts, said the event’s organizers. This year’s fair will start on Oct 10 in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, with 6,000 booths that cover a total area of 150,000 square meters.
Over the past 13 years, more than 8,200 overseas companies had participated in the fair,上海千花网
and 16 co
untries and international organizations had served as co-hosts of the event. Following Russia and India, South Africa becomes a co-host of the fair this year, showing the important role of the fair of promoting trade and
上海千花网女神会所economic cooperation among members of BR
ICS, a commonly used acronym for the emerging-market economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. International business fair promotes entrepreneurial cooperation, trade
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization is another co-host of this year’s event.
“Thanks to its growing importance of promoting cooperation among global SMEs, more countries and international organizat
ions have shown their interests in co -hosting the event,” said He Zuoxian, deputy director-general of the Guangdong SME Bureau and director-general of the Bureau of CISMEF.上海千花网
He said a growing number of countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Britain and Israel, are preparing to s
end delegations to the event and will talk to the organizers about possible cooperation with the fair in future years.上海千花网女神会所
Edith Vries, director-general of the Department of Small Business Development of South Africa, said the annual CISMEF has become a global sta
ge where the country’s entrepreneurs display their products to the international market.
“We intend to use the fair as a platform to unlock markets for our small businesses and cooperatives,” Vries said.
China National 上海千花坊女神会所Post and Postage Stamp Museum to the public,
which I think represents a high standard for stamp exhibitions,” Ma adds.
ration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China, anothe r special exhibition at the Wuhan event displayed over 4,000 commemorative stamp
s released in China over the past 70 years, includi
ng those jointly issued by China and foreign countries. “Chinese stamps have prospered especially during the 40 years since the reform and opening-up star
ted, “Li Jinzhu, a fellow of the All-China Philatel
ic Federation, says. “Chinese stamps have begun to participate in inte national cooperation. So far China has jointly issued stamps with nearly 40 countries.”
The design scripts of the biggest set of stamps in China’s history, Unity o
f All Ethn
ic Groups in China, were also on display. The set had been issued at the 50th a nniversary of the founding of New China and includes 56 stamps, each depicting an ethnic group.
n hands with auth上海后花园品茶微信orities that oversee the relevant industries, local governments, r
esearch institutes and NGOs to promote the work
and establish monitoring standards and method systems,” Jiang said. An action plan will be drafted and, in the following two to three years, the ministry will cooperate with major
participants in the oil exploration, refining an
d retailing sectors to draft efficient policies and measures, he said. He also said joint campaigns with major coal producing regions will be launched to reduce emissi
ons in coal mining. The emissions in agricult
ure and solid waste disposal sectors will also be targeted. According to Xu Huaqing, director-general of the National C
enter for Climate Change Strategy and Internati
onal Cooperation, about 55.3 milli on metric tons of methane were emitted in China in 2014, the equivalent of 1.1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide.