Li: Nation to maintain proactive fiscal policy
By XU WEI | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-11-25 07:10China will secure positive growth in its economy this year, and the country is aiming to restore its economic development to a reasonable range next year, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday.In remarks made at a news conference after the Fifth "1+6" Roundtable via video link in Beijing, Li pledged to maintain the consistency and stability of China's macroeconomic policies and continue with a proactive fiscal policy, prudent monetary policy and an employment first policy going forward.The government will enhance the consistency and efficacy of m...
YOURSAY | Cabotage - govt policy benefits monopolies at rakyat’s expense
YOURSAY | ‘A monopoly justified by patriotism will still harm the country and people…’Tech giants turn to Muhyiddin after Wee's 'abrupt' moveIphonezours: Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong, I may not understand clearly the rules of cabotage but when there is only one dominant company without competition, it only makes work costly and time-consuming as shown by the figures for the repair time of the undersea cables.At the end of the day, Malaysians will pay a higher cost and the country loses out. Why is it you can’t think about such basic stuff, and is that why this revocation of the cabotage pol...
Turkmenistan: The dammed united
No crowds, except when he comes out. (state media)The coronavirus fiction is slipping just a little bit more.Authorities in Turkmenistan on November 23 imposed a ban on anybody aged over 50 traveling between regions and cities in order to prevent the spread of “acute infectious diseases.”No mention is made of what specific disease this measure is meant to stem, but this is only because it is president-sanctioned policy to deny that any COVID-19 cases have been detected in the country.In another clear anti-coronavirus move, a decision has been adopted to limit the number of people attending fes...
AI can improve public policy implementation
By Urkhan Seyidov | China Daily | Updated: 2020-11-24 07:23The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed the second global economic crisis in just 12 years. But, unlike the crash of 2008, which revealed severe structural flaws in the global financial system, the current downturn has exposed the weaknesses of governments that have been struggling to implement a timely and efficient response to a public health crisis and its economic fallout. One of the main obstacles is insufficient use of big data and available technologies that could accelerate and optimize public policymaking.Owing to inadequate pande...
Nation to improve population policy as blueprint unfolds in new era, experts say
By WANG XIAODONG | China Daily | Updated: 2020-11-23 07:26China's family planning policy is expected to be further relaxed over the next five years and beyond, with extensive social and economic support provided to counter increasingly prominent problems such as a shrinking workforce and an aging population, experts said."The universal second-child policy will by no means be the end of optimization of the family planning policy," said Yuan Xin, vice-president of the China Population Association. "More inclusive population policies will be introduced to improve fertility, the quality of the wor...
Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf ahead of Biden presidency
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended his tour of Gulf Arab states and the Trump administration's continued efforts to squeeze Iran, even as a new US administration led by Joe Biden prepares to enter the White House in January.Although Pompeo has not taken questions from US-based reporters traveling with him over the past 10 days, he sat down with the Saudi-owned broadcaster Al-Arabiya in Dubai for brief televised remarks on Sunday."Our policies don't change. Our duty doesn't change. My responsibilities don't change," he said. "I still have an obligation – every hour, every minu...
Say what? Mexican diplomat already pushing for pre-Trump immigration levels: Biden policy 'has to be based on facts and realities'
By Duncan SmithIt seems like forever ago when President Trump and his administration were dealing with literal hordes of migrants trekking across Mexico and inundating our southwest border.Through a combination of deft, yet tough, diplomacy as well as strict, targeted, and smart border enforcement policies, the president and his administration finally managed to put a lid on the mass migration that was taking place.Mexico played a very large role in that process — because it had to.After all, the sea of humanity was inundating that country, too.Now, all of the progress that the Trump administr...
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Delta extends middle seat blocking policy
Delta Air Lines will extend its policy of blocking middle seats through March 30, the carrier announced Wednesday.Most other major airlines have stopped blocking middle seats, while Southwest Airlines, the second-largest carrier in Atlanta, plans to on Dec. 1. Alaska Airlines has pledged to block middle seats through Jan. 6.That makes Atlanta-based Delta the only U.S. airline blocking middle seats into the spring.Airlines say vertical airflow in the airplane cabin with HEPA filtration, along with mask requirements, help reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 among passengers. Southwest Airl...
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History cannot affirm current US’ China policy: Global Times editorial
Illustration: Liu Rui/GTThe US Department of State's Office of Policy Planning on Tuesday issued a report entitled "The Elements of the China Challenge." The paper, which is more than 70 pages long and has five parts, lays out 10 tasks for the US to accomplish in face of the "China challenge." The document requires the US to fashion "sturdy policies that stand above bureaucratic squabbles and inter-agency turf battles and transcend short-term election cycles."The US media outlet which first disclosed the report even compared it to an article published in 1947 by US diplomat George Kennan that ...
Bingo! They Have Made It!
Some would have rather the products of the free SHS policy did not do as well as they did.For selfish political reasons some of our compatriots love to hate policies which did not originate from them, hence their hatred for the free SHS.Most Ghanaians, certainly not those on the other side of the political aisle, are excited about the general excellent performance of the WASSCE candidates.Shortly after the results were released, policymakers could not help but pat each other on the back for a job well executed.To think that these students prepared for their examinations when measures put in pl...
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