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Information consumption has become a new engine for China’s economy, playing a vital role in d
riving domestic demand, creating jobs and pushing forward industrial upgrades, People’s Daily reported.
Last year, China’s information consumption rose 11 percent year-on-year to
5 trillion yuan ($745.39 billion), accounting for 6 percent of the GDP, according to the Internet Society of China.
To further boost information consumption, the Ministry of Industry and Inform
ation Technology and the National Development and Reform Commission unveiled an action plan in August.
According to the plan, by 2020, China’s spending on information consum
ption is expected to be 6 trillion yuan, with average annual growth of more than 11 perce
nt. Information technology is estimated to drive 15 trillion yuan in related consumption.
a voice to all the nation’s many minorities.
”I am Hindu, I come from a privileged background, so for people like me, no matter which part
y comes to power, we aren’t going to face the brunt of it. The most affected are the minorities and
the poor… If a certain party comes to power, these people will face huge problems.
”They are the people I want to keep in mind when I choose a party.”
For Aastha Kulshrestha, a 23-year-old law student from New Delhi, her expectation of the n
ext government is that it should not pit one group or religion against the other. “It is a great impe
diment to the growth of the nation, a nation that is democratic, socialist and a republic,” she told CNN.
”If you want to make a change… you vote”oung voters could have a huge influence on the
outcome. For some, casting their ballot is an exciting “coming of age” moment. But many are disenchanted.
John Simte, 22, a law student in Bengaluru, says he is “thrilled to be a part of the world’s la
rgest democratic project.” He admits a “deep sense of apathy” amongst his peers but is nonetheless optimistic.
dual responsibility of offering suggestions and building consensus, and shoulder its political responsibilities of impleme
nting the CPC Central Committee’s decisions and plans, of meeting its requirements for CPPCC wo、
rk, and of pooling the wisdom and strength of all Chinese people, at home and overseas, for national rejuvenation, it says.
ang Yang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and cha
irman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), presides over the closing meet
ing of the second session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 13, 2019.
Basketball legend Yao Ming has always voiced his support for physical education during the two sessions.
This year is no exception. Utilizing his position as a member of the Chinese People’s Polit
ical Consultative Conference’s National Committee, Yao called for more cross-departmental coope
ration and better coaching to further expand a school basketball program launched last year.
The program is meant not just to deepen the sport’s talent p
ool but, more importantly, to teach students life lessons that classroom study cannot.
jing Sport University, suggested that the education ministry and the GASC, the country’s top sports governing body, should work to
gether to build a training and evaluation platform online to encourage retired athletes and coaches to get involved in helping schools.
”As important as upgrading facilities is raising the status of PE teachers in schools to the level of their counterparts in charge of academic classes,” Chi said.
PE tests are included in China’s high school entrance exams, with required scores varyi
ng based on local policies. However, PE performance is not included in the scoring system for the college entrance examination, or gaokao.
China’s procurator-general has called for procuratorates nationwide to further improve t
heir capabilities in law enforcement to meet higher public expectations.
In the past year, amid people’s rising demands for democracy, rule of law, justice, security and a better envir
onment, prosecuting authorities have made consistent efforts to adopt a people-oriented approach in their work, as i
nstructed by President Xi Jinping, according to Zhang Jun, procurator-general of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate.
elopment plan should fit with national strategies in development, security and the mil
itary, and should integrate their current and future needs to pursue sustainable, consistent growth.
Xi insisted on the military understanding the determination and intention of the Party’s leadership, exerting itself to enhance
combat preparedness and firmly safeguarding China’s sovereignty, safety, development interests, and social stability.
He also instructed the military to support the country’s economic and social development, envi
ronmental endeavors and disaster and accident relief work. It should also play its part in poverty alleviation, he added.
Governments at all levels should, in turn, support the military’s work, make appropriate arrangements for veterans’ empl
oyment, take good care of military retirees with physical difficulties and the family members of military personnel, an
d support the military’s efforts to withdraw from all its commercial activities, Xi said.