We are traveling to the US today, the next issue probably will not come out until Friday at the earliest.
THE ESSENTIAL EIGHT *
1. （全面深化改革一年来）九万里风鹏正举 ——以习近平同志为总书记的党中央深改元年工作述评-新华网 l
Related: 经济参考网 – 开年首月改革提速信号频现 专家提醒如不提速现有成果恐难维系 Xinhua’s Economic Information says there are signs in the first month of 2015 that reforms are accelerating…that is what everyone is hoping…certainly the propaganda apparatus is in full overdrive about reform
Related: 近十项国企改革方案有望率先出台 多数提至春节前-手机和讯网 slate of SOE reforms reportedly to be announced before Chinese New Year
2. China Defends Blocking of Overseas VPNs That Evade Censors-RFA “As the Internet develops, and new circumstances arise, we will take new regulatory measures to keep up,” Wen Ku, a director with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, told a news conference in Beijing. “Certain types of unhealthy content will be regulated according to Chinese law.” Asked if censorship would affect the development of Internet companies in China, Wen pointed to e-commerce giant Alibaba.com, apparently attributing its success to the complex system of blocks, filters and human censorship known collectively as the Great Firewall, or GFW. “Everyone can see that this is all because of the Chinese government’s policy safeguarding the environment for the developing Internet industry,” Wen said. // 工信部回应VPN被封：
Related: China Blocks VPNs – Business Insider “You have to remember that most of the 600m+ Chinese Internet users don’t care about accessing the blocked sites overseas,” Bishop said in an email. “So while this affects expats and some number of elite, for most people here this is not yet a big deal.”
Related: Internet firms ‘must obey rules’ – Business – China Daily Searches for “VPN proxy” on baidu, the largest search engine in China, still provide hundreds of entries. Many VPN service providers ask for subscription fees, starting from about 200 yuan ($32) a year. But experts have said that it is illegal for foreign companies to offer VPN services in China. Fang Binxing, a senior online security expert, told the Global Times last week that companies running VPN businesses in China must register with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. “I have not heard of any foreign company that has registered,” Fang was quoted as saying, adding that unregistered VPN service providers are not protected by Chinese laws, and any company running a VPN business should realize it has a responsibility to register.
3. Apple Q1 Sales In China Pass $16B, Up 157% On Q4, 70% On A Year Ago | TechCrunch Apple Q1 earnings have been a record-breaker for iPhone sales, and Apple is also hitting a high in another area: China. Today the company reported sales of $16.144 billion in the country, up 157% on Q4 and 70% on a year ago. Elsewhere outside of the U.S., Apple reported revenues of $17.2 billion in Europe (up 20% on a year ago); $5.4b in Japan (up 8%) and $5.2 billion in the rest of Asia Pacific.
Related: Apple takes top spot in Chinese smartphone market – data firm | Reuters Apple Inc has shipped the most number of smartphones in China in the fourth quarter, overtaking Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and homegrown companies such as Xiaomi for the first time, according to data firm Canalys.
Related: Apple China Posts Video Showing Creation of Mural for New Chongqing Store – Mac Rumors Apple could be selling even more phones if it had more stores..they know that, look to have aggressive rollout planned // Apple has posted a video on its Chinese retail website showing off an art collaboration between international photographer Navid Baraty and artist Yangyang Pan to design a mural for the company’s upcoming Jiefangbei store in Chongqing. The video shows Baraty discussing his work in taking photos of Chongqing, while Pan shares her role in painting the mural that covers the location.
Related: Apple’s Chinese New Year Sales May Bring a Second Holiday Boost – Bloomberg “This quarter is a heavy gifting quarter because of Chinese New Year so it’s in essence the Christmas for the rest of the world,” said Ben Bajarin, an analyst at Creative Strategies Inc. The iPhone in “China is easily going to do better than the U.S. this quarter,” he said. Some analysts had predicted Apple would sell more iPhones in China than in the U.S. in the quarter that ended in December. That hasn’t happened yet, even though iPhone unit sales doubled in China for that period, Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri said Tuesday in an interview. Shipments of the smartphone rose 44 percent in the U.S. in the quarter, he said.
4. China Looks to Prop Up Domestic Chip Makers – WSJ The chief executive of Chinese chip maker Spreadtrum Communications Inc. said China’s central government asked his company last year to begin making special-order “safe phone” processors for some officials’ smartphones, replacing in one to two years widely used chips from U.S. suppliers that Beijing fears could have built-in “back doors” to aid foreign spies. “The security of handsets is very much on the minds of Chinese officials,” said Mr. Li in an interview this month.
5. American and Japanese Scholars View China’s Economy and Politics | Brookings Institution On December 18 and 19, 2014, the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP) hosted a dialogue among China specialists from Japan and the United States in which the participants discussed their respective analyses of the Chinese economy and political system. The rationale for such a dialogue is that it is in the interest of both countries to align their assessment of China as much as policy as the basis for a chief task of their alliance: managing the revival of China as a great power.
6. 计生办抱走超生娃 31年后找到亲生父母深度新京报网 Sichuan boy who was taken from his parents 31 years ago because he was an illegal birth seeks out and finds his birth parents. How many kids like this are there in China? // 31岁的简阳男子袁鹰（化名）出生时因超生被计生办抱走，
7. Canadian Embassy Feared 1989 Chinese Raid Say Confidential Memos | Blacklock’s Reporter In other messages, staff lamented the “astounding stories of corruption at the highest levels” in China: “The Swiss Ambassador, himself an ‘Old China Hand’, told us that over the past few months every member of the Politburo Standing Committee has approached him about transferring very significant amounts of money to Swiss bank accounts. For obvious reasons, he has urged us to guard this information with the utmost care”. Diplomats reported to Ottawa that insider information became difficult to find following the massacre: “One of the unfortunate results of the current situation is an inability to talk to many former Chinese contacts who, if they have not already fled the country or are not under arrest, now prefer not to talk with foreigners,” reads an August 2 Telex. The embassy continued to recount blood-curdling incidents. One evening in Beijing, staff reported a series of seven shots were heard from the city’s Agricultural Exhibition Hall: “Shots were spaced at one-minute intervals and followed by what appeared to be cheers from a throng of people” – suggesting public executions had taken place. // I heard a single shot in the third week of June 1989 near Tiananmen Square at about 8 AM. Chilling, though of course never found out what it was about
8. Lanzhou Shames CNPC Unit for Pollution Crises -Caixin State-run companies are such mighty pillars of support for regional economies across China that they rarely draw direct criticism from local government officials, even when something goes terribly wrong. So it was highly unusual to hear officials in the northwestern city of Lanzhou censure a subsidiary of the oil behemoth China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) recently over environmental incidents that fouled the community’s air, river and drinking water for 3.6 million people. A Lanzhou division of CNPC, whose listed subsidiary is PetroChina, was verbally targeted by city officials at a January 9 press conference called by the city’s environmental protection bureau.
BUSINESS, ECONOMY AND TRADE *
Two-Thirds of Provinces Say They Missed GDP Growth Targets in 2014 – Caixin Among the 22 provinces and regions that have released macroeconomic statistics for 2014, and only the western region of Tibet managed to meet its target of 11 percent. Chongqing, in the southwest, also managed double-digit growth, of 10.9 percent, but fell short of its 11 percent goal. The coal-rich northern province of Shanxi was among the worst performers in terms of GDP growth, reporting expansion of 4.9 percent, 4.1 percentage points off its target.
Top 100 Chinese Brands – MillwardBrown Millward Brown and WPP have released the annual BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands report and ranking for the fifth consecutive year. In only five years, the report has become a strong resource for understanding Chinese brands and the dynamics that drive value growth.
Shanghai FTZ cracks down smuggling – Xinhua Shanghai Free Trade Zone launched a series of crackdowns on smuggling, seizing illegal goods worth more than four billion yuan (640 million U.S. dollars) in 2014, Shanghai Customs said on Tuesday. The value of goods seized last year was more than triple that in 2013, according to Shanghai Customs.
Mexico shuts Chinese trade center project near Cancun The Dragon Mart project, near the resort city of Cancun, was shut down Monday after the project operator failed to comply with environmental corrective measures after being previously fined over US$1 million, the report said.
Car ownership tops 154 million in China in 2014 – Xinhua China added a record 17 million new cars on the road in 2014 as car ownership reaches 154 million, said the Ministry of Public Security on Tuesday. Strong demand for cars has helped the automobile replace the motorcycle as the main method of transportation. Cars made up 58.6 percent of total motor vehicles, a sharp rise from 43.9 percent five years ago. The number of people obtaining driving licenses also ballooned from 219 million in 2013 to 247 million as of the end of 2014, said the ministry, adding 29.7 million drivers have fewer than one year’s driving experience. // you can tell from the driving…
Shanghai Regulator Said to Order Widest Stress Test on Property – Bloomberg The Shanghai branch of the China Banking Regulatory Commission asked local lenders to conduct their widest-ever stress tests on exposure to the real-estate industry, according to people familiar with the matter. The CBRC for the first time required the tests to include all property-related industries and lending outside Shanghai, said the people, who asked not to be identified as they weren’t authorized to speak publicly. Rapid increases in property loans and trust funding to places outside the city have concerned local regulators, they said.
Yuan Gains as Steepest Two-Day Drop Since 2008 Seen Excessive – Bloomberg The yuan climbed 0.17 percent, the most since Dec. 30, to close at 6.2435 a dollar in Shanghai after dropping 0.72 percent over the previous two days, according to prices from the China Foreign Exchange Trade System. The currency touched a seven-month low of 6.2569 on Monday and was a record 1.89 percent weaker than the fixing. The discount narrowed to 1.72 percent on Tuesday.
Kaisa Bonds Extend Rebound Amid Shenzhen-Led Takeover Plans – Bloomberg “The Kaisa situation took a major turn to the positive, with the expected government-orchestrated investment finally appearing to be in motion,” Owen Gallimore, a Singapore-based credit analyst at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., said in a note to clients today. “The large cities, and Shenzhen in particular, are currently seeing strong demand for land and the developers such as Kaisa clearly have valuable assets.” // too bad the foreigners have no claim on those assets
Chinese Tourist Spending Hit Record Last Year Amid Income Gains – Bloomberg Chinese tourists spent a record $164.8 billion overseas last year — a 28 percent increase over 2013 — as disposable income rose and more people ventured abroad. Travelers from China spent $113.6 billion more overseas than foreign tourists spent while visiting the country, according to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. That so-called tourism deficit was almost 50 percent larger than the previous year’s figure.
马云打造商界创业“黄埔军校” 湖畔大学3年学费28万-手机和讯网 Jack Ma, several other entrepreneur magnates launching a business school in Hangzhou // 马云曾经说自己日后最想要做的事情是回到大学去教书，
Uber is definitely illegal in Beijing…but that may just be temporary Beijing authorities still haven’t formally made a decision on how they plan to regulate private-car taxi services like Uber in the city. But on Tuesday, Beijing Transportation Committee Zhou Zhengyu reportedly made a pretty unambiguous statement to reporters: The business model of private-car services is illegal; what we appro
Expatriates to be lured for startups – China Daily Zhang Jianguo, director of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, said that a shortage of scientists and top talent in technology and the service industry has affected China’s innovation capability and competitiveness. “We have to focus on the nation’s strategic goals and attract high-level talent to start innovative businesses in China,” Zhang said. He said the talent-recruiting program had been driven mainly by different levels of government and had become outdated.
POLITICS AND LAW *
Beijing’s Xinjiang Policy: Striking Too Hard? | The Diplomat China’s long-running Uighur insurgency has flared up dramatically of late, with more than 900 recorded deaths in the past seven years. This puts the conflict’s cumulative death toll in a range similar to that of The Troubles in Ireland or the ETA/Basque separatist violence in Spain. Russia’s longstanding conflicts in the Caucasus share elements with China’s Xinjiang troubles, and also show how harsh repression actually intensifies conflicts and encourages metastasis into other previously peaceful parts of the country.
China says 15 Communist Party leaders in Tibet guilty of graft | Reuters A team from the party investigated officials suspected of joining groups supporting Tibetan independence, providing intelligence to the faction of Tibet’s spiritual leader – the Dalai Lama, funding activities that endanger national security and other violations, the report said, citing Wang Gang, secretary general of Tibet’s anti-graft authority.// 西藏部分干部因向十四世达赖集团提供
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Forgotten Archipelagoes: Provisions on Further Strengthening Cadre Management at Cadres Education and Training Institutions 26 January 2015 The present provisions are made in accordance with the “Eight Provisions of the XVIII Politburo on improving the style of work and forging close links to the masses” and with the spirit of the “Detailed implementing provisions” of the Central General Office and the State Council, to improve the management of students and earnestly improve the atmosphere of cadres education and training.
Dentons to Merge With Dacheng of China to Create World’s Largest Law Firm – NYTimes.com The new firm, to be branded Dacheng Dentons, will have more than 6,500 lawyers in more than 50 countries, overtaking Baker & McKenzie, with nearly 4,300 lawyers, as the world’s biggest firm.
Three prison officers investigated after prisoner fraud case – Xinhua Three prison guards have been put under investigation for suspected negligence and abuse of power after being implicated in a prisoner’s fraud racket, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate revealed on Tuesday. The three worked at Nehe Prison in Tsitsihar City, in the northeast province of Heilongjiang.
FOREIGN AND DEFENSE AFFAIRS *
抗战胜利70周年阅兵小组成立 尚未集结训练新闻腾讯网 committee to plan military parade established, report says parade will be relative smaller than the one for the 60th PRC anniversary in 2009 // 新京报快讯(记者贾世煜)今日，有港媒报道称，
South Korea, China warn Japan not to backtrack on apology over wartime past | Reuters South Korea and China warned Japan on Tuesday not to backtrack on its apology issued 20 years ago over its wartime past when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes a statement on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two.
工作制度要进一步严起来实起来 – 中国军网 制度具有根本性、全局性、稳定性和长期性。
China scorns NY Times on Myanmar – Xinhua Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying on Tuesday called a New York Times editorial, entitled “The plunder of Myanmar”, a distortion of the facts. The New York Times said China was responsible for the wholesale looting of Myanmar’s natural resources. “China’s desire for everything from tiger parts to copper is threatening the environment and political stability,” it said, noting that “the people of Myanmar want this plunder stopped.” “We firmly disagree with the editorial,” Hua said, adding the article maliciously provoked strife between China and Myanmar.
PacNet #7 – A ‘PLA-N’ for Chinese maritime bases in the Indian Ocean | Center for Strategic and International Studies After a PLA-Navy submarine docked twice in Colombo, Sri Lanka last year, there is anxiety among Indian analysts of a renewed thrust by China for a permanent military presence in the Indian Ocean. New Delhi’s policy and strategic circles are abuzz with rumours of a likely Chinese naval base in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Following reports of increased Chinese naval activity off India’s Southern maritime frontiers, New Delhi has even revived the proposal for an Indian Ocean Zone of Peace, in the hope that it would discourage Beijing from adopting a proactive maritime policy in the Indian Ocean.-Abhijit Singh is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) at New Delhi and specializes in maritime security affairs
M. Taylor Fravel | The Myth of China’s Counter-intervention Strategy Increasingly, journalists, policy analysts and scholars as well as selected U.S. government documents describe China as pursuing a ”counter-intervention” strategy to forestall the U.S. ability to operate in a regional conflict. Moreover, the concept of counter-intervention (fan ganyu) is attributed to the writings of Chinese strategsits, as a China’s own version of an anti-access / area denial strategy Nevertheless, as we show in the article, China does not actually use the term counter-intervention to describe its own military strategy, much less a broader grand strategic goal to oppose the role of the United States in regional affairs. When Chinese sources do refer to related concepts such as “resisting” or “guarding against” intervention, they are describing as one of the many subsidiary components of campaigns and contingencies that have more narrow and specific goals, especially a conflict over Taiwan.
China’s Tailored Coercion and Its Rivals’ Actions and Responses: What the Numbers Tell Us | Center for a New American Security The fifth paper in the Maritime Strategy Series, by Dr. Christopher Yung and Patrick McNulty, is a groundbreaking data-driven look at how the six claimants of features in the South China Sea have advanced and defended their claims from 1995 to 2014. During several years of research conducted at the National Defense University, the authors constructed a custom-built database of open-source reporting on actions taken in the South China Sea by each claimant, classified them into a detailed typology of different tactics, and drew conclusions from the resulting data. Broadly speaking, the research concludes that China has been the most active player, leading the field in use of all tactics save legal measures, and especially so in military and paramilitary actions. But activities by other claimants including the Philippines and Taiwan are also of note, providing a richer picture of the disputes.
NDU Publishes China Strategic Perspectives Monograph by Jonathan Ray: “Red China’s ‘Capitalist Bomb’: Inside the Chinese Neutron Bomb Program” | Andrew S. Erickson Ray examines why China developed and tested an enhanced radiation weapon (ERW) but did not deploy it. He uses primary source documents to reconstruct the ERW program’s history, assesses drivers behind decisions throughout the program, and considers broader implications for PRC decision making on weapons development. He concludes that the ERW coalition’s rise and fall, the “principles” approach employed by the weaponeers, and the final decision to added the ERW to China’s ‘technology reserve” present plausible explanations to key questions. Ray also considers how the “technology reserve” model might apply to China’s decision-making on current ballistic missile defense (BMD), antisatellite (ASAT), and hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) programs.
Chinese Carrier-On-Land Facility Adds Destroyer – USNI News The carrier-on-land itself – widely known since 2009 – made a stir this month in China after new Google Earth pictures made the rounds on domestic online networks, prompting a response from the PLA-backed China Military Online. “China’s ‘carrier on land’ recently exposed by the Google earth photo is not new. The only difference is that a suspected model of 055 is added,” read a posting last week. “The media of western countries had also mistaken a cement carrier located in the suburb of Shanghai for a ‘carrier on land’ with military use. Actually, it was a military theme park.”
HONG KONG, MACAO AND TAIWAN *
THE SOURCES OF BEIJING’S CONFIDENCE « Suzanne Pepper Beijing is playing it as a hardline struggle. But Hong Kong has been through this many times before, first while the conditions for its transfer back to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 were being negotiated, and then in the years since. The sequence is always the same whenever Beijing sees its sovereign interests challenged in any disagreement or confrontation with its Special Administrative Region. Consequently, everyone knows how the game will play out and the same routines can be seen emerging now in the final showdown over Hong Kong’s 2016/2017 electoral reform saga. Beijing is confident of victory because by now it has the measure of all the contending players along with their strengths, weaknesses, and especially how to exploit the latter.
Taiwan Spy Affair Shines Light on Military Morale – WSJ The debate around the military’s role in Taiwan and the recurring spy scandals have implications beyond the Taiwan Strait, with analysts and experts saying it potentially puts in question the willingness of the U.S. to entrust Taiwan with military technology and knowledge.
Apologies All Around After Watch Is Presented as Gift in Taiwan – NYTimes Guides to Chinese business etiquette often carry a reminder to never give a timepiece as a gift. The phrase “giving a clock,” or 送鐘, sounds in Mandarin too much like “paying one’s last respects” to the deceased, and the act of it is one of a few taboos based on Chinese pronunciation. That message didn’t reach Susan Kramer, the British minister of state for transport, until after she had given a large pocket watch to the mayor of Taipei, Ko Wen-je, on Monday during a visit to Taiwan.
TECH AND MEDIA *
Tencent’s Latest Investment: Food Delivery Service – Venture Capital Dispatch – WSJ Ele.me said on its official Weibo microblog page Tuesday that it raised $350 million from Tencent, e-commerce company JD.com, restaurant review and group buying site Dianping, as well as Citic PE and Sequoia Capital. Tencent holds an 18% stake in JD.com and a 20% stake in Dianping, which is often compared to U.S. online review site Yelp. A Tencent spokeswoman declined to disclose how much the company invested in Ele.me’s latest round.
Yahoo sets Alibaba stake spinoff plan, shares jump | Reuters Yahoo said its board of directors has authorized a plan to spin off the stake, tax-free, into a newly formed independent registered investment company. The stock of the company will be distributed pro-rata to Yahoo shareholders and the transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015, Yahoo said. The new entity will include Yahoo’s 384 million shares in Alibaba as well as an unspecified “legacy, ancillary” Yahoo business, the company said.
Stories withdrawn from top journalism award for plagiarism – Xinhua The All-China Journalists Association has canceled an article’s candidacy for the nations’ top journalism award for 2014 and withdrew a third prize given to a TV news report, citing plagiarism and forgery as the reason. The candidate story of Shanxi Daily featured a man devoting himself into the investigation of the history of comfort women during WWII but was finished using other published stories, the association said. They said it was a “serious” case of plagiarism with nine paragraphs identical to a previous story on the topic by a Beijing newspaper.
工商总局回应淘宝“吹黑哨”质疑特别报道新京报网 SAIC responds to Alibaba’s response to the report on fakes on Taobao…Alibab in its response called out the SAIC for acting like a “corrupt referee (literally “black whistle”) // 针对淘宝官微转发“运营小二”微博质疑工商总局“吹黑哨”，
SOCIETY, ART, SPORTS, CULTURE AND HISTORY *
Q. and A.: Luigi Tomba on Privatized Housing and Political Legitimacy in China – NYTimes.com Luigi Tomba, 49, is the associate director of the Australian Center on China in the World at the Australian National University in Canberra. In his new book, “The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China,” Mr. Tomba, a native of Italy who first went to China in 1988, challenges the conventional wisdom that a property-owning middle class is helping to foster civil society in China. Instead, his research leads him to conclude that the privatization of housing has strengthened the grip of the Communist Party.
ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE AND HEALTH *
Gov’t Digs Into Soil Pollution Problem with Proposal for New Standards – Caixin After nine years of debate, a draft of a plan to improve China’s standards for controlling land pollution was released by the Ministry of Environmental Protection on January 14. The standards, which have been released so the public can comment, would add more chemicals to the list of those monitored and put stricter requirement on pollutant levels, especially for farmland. Land pollution has become one of the public’s top concerns, but plans to update national soil quality standards have run into obstacles. The current standards base the maximum levels of major kinds of pollutants on the land’s designated purpose and include a mechanism for monitoring pollution.
China plans national park at major riverheads – Xinhua China plans to build a national park in the Sanjiangyuan region, the cradle of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang rivers in northwest China’s Qinghai Province. A guideline for the park has been completed by a design institute under the State Forestry Administration, Wang Enguang, chief engineer with Qinghai’s forestry department, told Xinhua on Tuesday. The park will cover more than 30,000 square kilometers, including the rivers’ sources in Madoi, Zhidoi and Zadoi counties. If the plan is given the green light, construction can begin as early as the end of this year.
FOOD AND TRAVEL *
Carnival eyes new China line for burgeoning cruise market | Reuters Cruise operator Carnival Corp is in talks with state-owned China Merchants Group Ltd (CMG) to develop a new cruise line for the fast-growing China market, the U.S. firm said in a statement on Tuesday.
JD.com Beefs Up Its Imported Food Business To Compete Against Alibaba | TechCrunch China became the world’s largest consumer market for food and beverages (F&B) in 2011. Between 2000 and 2013, total food exports to China grew from $8.3 billion to $95.1 billion. Appetite for food made by overseas producers was stoked by a series of food safety scandals, including the discovery of tainted milk in 2008 and concerns over unsafe beef and chicken last year. A recent study by the China Market Research Group showed that many consumers are willing to pay premiums of 30 to 40 percent more for imported milk, meat, fruits, and vegetables because they are perceived as being safer.
Palace Museum planning to cap number of visitors – China Daily According to Shan Jixiang, director of the museum, the draft plan sets an upper limit for daily visitors at 80,000. The proposal is awaiting approval from various authorities that have jurisdiction. “It’s a must, because our museum is too crowded during peak season,” Shan said. “We have to be responsible for visitors’ safety.”
4th Pudong runway opens in March | Shanghai Daily The fourth runway, which is 3,800 meters long and 60 meters wide, was approved in 2011 and work began the following year. With the new runway, the airport’s annual capacity is expected to reach 60 million passengers with 555,000 takeoffs and landings a year. Currently, a fifth runway is being built next to the fourth. The two runways will cost a total of 9.4 billion yuan (US$1.5 billion), said the airport authority.
Even Beijing’s Mayor Says the City is Unlivable | TheNanfang In establishing a top-tier, internationalized livable and harmonious city, Beijing is currently establishing a system of standards, something that is very important. At the present time however, Beijing is not a livable city. // great leverage for expats on packages here. Even the mayor says “unlivable”, your hardship bump should be at least 50%…
焦点人物-非京籍孩子陷入失学困境 21 parents without Beijing hukou suing over school access for their children // 如今，
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