More minors under 16 committing crimes –

The number of offenders younger than 16 has been rising in China in recent years, a Supreme People’s Procuratorate official said in an interview published on its website on Monday night. Data on the handling of juvenile crime cases showed offenders had become younger over the past two years, said Dong Guiwen, director of the top prosecuting organ’s case managemen...

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Revamp of central SOEs to gain speed – Chinadaily.com.cn

Aviation Industry Corp of China Ltd, or AVIC, exported the Xinzhou-600 aircraft, China’s first new-generation homegrown short-haul passenger plane to an African country late last month. [Photo/AVIC] Govt to focus on improving efficiency of resource allocation, says SASAC China will speed up the strategic reorganization of its centrally-administered State-owned enter...

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Aussie students tackle final school exams under strict COVID-19 conditions – World – Chinadaily.com.cn

SYDNEY – Roughly 70,000 students in the Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) commenced their Higher School Certificate (HSC) examinations under strict COVID-19 regulations on Tuesday. All school leavers in the state have been required to sit the exam, which represents the culmination of 13 years of schooling and is notoriously high-pressure. Despite this year witn...

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East China’s Zhejiang sees robust foreign trade – Chinadaily.com.cn

Container ship HMM Oslo is docked at the Daxie port in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, on May 19. [Photo/China Daily] HANGZHOU — The foreign trade volume of eastern China’s Zhejiang province rose 8.6 percent year-on-year to 2.44 trillion yuan ($364 billion) in the first three quarters of this year, according to Hangzhou Customs on Monday. Statistics show that in th...

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US suffering absence of national leadership: Chack Daily editorial –

More than 1,000 current and former officers of an elite disease-fighting program at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed an open letter on Friday expressing dismay at the government’s public-health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Robert R. Redfield, Director for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks during a hearing wit...

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China’s resident nominal disposable income up 3.9% in Jan-Sept period – Chinadaily.com.cn

A shopper tries on branded glasses at a duty-free shop in Sanya, Hainan province. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING – China’s per capita disposable income stood at 23,781 yuan ($3,549) in the first three quarters of the year, up 3.9 percent from the same period last year in nominal terms, official data showed Monday. After deducting price factors, per capita disposable i...

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Number of new COVID-19 cases in Israel continues to drop as lockdown lifted: health ministry – World –

Number of new COVID-19 cases in Israel continues to drop as lockdown lifted: health ministry Israeli children are seen in a kindergarten in central Israeli city of Modiin on Oct 18, 2020, as Israel’s lockdown exit strategy goes into effect on Sunday. [Photo/Xinhua] JERUSALEM – Israeli authorities reported on Sunday that 339 new COVID-19 cases have been diagno...

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Africa’s e-commerce platform seeks partnerships with Chinese suppliers to boost revenue – World – Chinadaily.com.cn

Packages set for delivery are seen at the Jumia warehouse in Lagos, Nigeria, January 20, 2020. [Photo/Agencies] NAIROBI – Africa’s e-commerce platform Jumia is looking to increase partnerships with Chinese suppliers in order to boost its revenue streams, the company said on Thursday. Sam Chappatte, CEO of Jumia Kenya, told Xinhua in Nairobi that China is...

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Campaign boosts sales from hard-hit regions –

A farmer picks tomatoes in a greenhouse in Tangwan, a village in Huanjiang Maonan autonomous county, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on May 12, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] More than 41 billion yuan ($6.1 billion) worth of farm produce has been sold in 22 less affluent provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities as part of a monthlong sales promotion campaign last month, a...

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China’s 5G network has over 600,000 base stations – Chinadaily.com.cn

A booth showcasing 5G technology is pictured at an industry expo in Beijing. [Photo by Chen Xiaogen/For China Daily] BEIJING – China is stepping up the construction of its 5G network, and has now built over 600,000 5G base stations, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). With the rapid increase in 5G users, the number of connected d...

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