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tory as a mirror, and combining their personal ideals with the dream of national rejuvenation, Hu Xianzhong, a senior re
searcher at the China Youth and Children Research Center, said in an article published by China Youth Daily on Sunday.
Since the movement began nearly a century ago, the country’s youth
has been collectively marching with the times and the people under the leadership of the C
PC－whether in periods of revolution, construction, or in the nation’s campaign of reform and openingup, Hu said.
As the centenary of the movement draws near, a good understanding of its history will make yout
hs know more about why their futures are closely connected with the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation so that
they will find their niches and play bigger roles in the country’s socialist cause, he added.
Chen Yuhao, a postgraduate student at the U
niversity of International Business and Economics, said the spirit of patriotism, progress, democracy and s
cience is still the core value of Chinese youth, and should be upheld and carried forward in the new era.
when the late Qing Dynasty residence of Wu Lu, the province’s last zhuangyuan (top scorer on imperial examinations), was damaged.
Fire this year also destroyed a bridge dating from four centuries ago in Nanping, Fuji
an, a Qing Dynasty residence in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, and an office structure from the 1930s in Fuzhou, Jiangxi.
The operators of the sites hit by fire will be responsible for the dam
age, said the heritage administration. “Electrical faults and loose supervision over the use of fire
during renovation are the main reasons” for the damage, the administration’s statement said.
Though the fire at Notre Dame is under investigation, Frenc
h officials said they suspect its source might have been related to restoration work on the cathedral.
tion with China on jointly building the Belt and Road, She said.
Noting that the history of Italy-China exchanges for the past 50 years has been a history of dia
logue and friendship, the speaker said the Italian Senate is willing to facilitate exchanges between the two cou
ntries’ legislative institutions, and continue to make contributions to deepening Italy-China friendly cooperation.
Xi arrived in Rome Thursday for a state visit to Italy, the first stop of his three-nation Europe tour, which will also take him to Monaco and France.
hinese authorities have unveiled detailed measures to implement valu
e-added tax reform, a key step to boost market vitality and stabilize economic growth.
Starting April 1 this year, the 16 percent VAT rate that applies to manufa
cturing and other sectors will be lowered to 13 percent, while the rate for construction, tran
sport and other sectors will be reduced from 10 percent to 9 percent, said a joint statement released on Th
ursday by the Ministry of Finance, State Taxation Administration and the General Administration of Customs.
are available,” Huang said. How soon the first company will go public on the new board depe
nds on different factors, including the preparatory progress of the companies and their investment banks, he added.
Enterprises qualified and willing to go public on the n
ew board are mainly concentrated in such areas as information technology, biomedicine, high
-end manufacturing and new materials, Huang said, adding that the bourse has done lots of research on them.
“They feature relatively high research and development expenditures, and rather good growth prospects.”
Dong Dengxin, director of the Finance and Securities Institute at the Wuhan University of Scien
ce and Technology, expects that both the detailed rules and the list of the first companies involved are likely to come out in March.
“China is pushing the new board forward at full speed, which can foster innovatio
n-oriented growth through inclusive listing rules and offset this year’s economic headwinds,” Dong said.
Yi said the new board aims to better serve innovation-orie
nted enterprises and will serve as a prelude to capital market reforms of a broader scope.
The commission will carefully evaluate the effect of various reform and innovation m
easures on the new board. Based on that, fine-tuning measures for ChiNext and the National Equities Exc
hange and Quotations system can be advanced in a coordinated way, Yi stressed.