lents, instead of regulating the property market. The aim is to attract skilled residents to optimize the demographic mix and boost
the economy, said Yan Yuejin, director of the Shanghai-based E-house China Research and Development Institution.
While these measures could actually stimulate the property market, real estate speculation should be avoided, Yan said.
Up till now, more than 60 cities have introduced talent introduction
and settlement policies, according to data from Centaline Property Research Cente
r. Preferential policies, unprecedented in terms of quality and quantity, including household reg
istration and home purchase subsidies, have sprung up in China, especially in second- and third-tier cities.
Cities such as Changzhou, Haikou, Xi’an, Nanjing and Shijiazhuang have lowered the
ir thresholds for household registration and implemented specific housing p
showed that 160 million Chinese people have travel plans during the upcoming four-day May
Day holiday. Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia are the top destinations outside the mainland.
Malaysia, which receives around 10 million Chinese tourists annua
lly, began to issue e-visas for Chinese in 2017. “The number of visa stickers on passports of Chinese
nationals dropped by 70 percent in the first year after the service was introduced, showing its high popularity,” said Han.
Since last year, countries including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey, Thailand and Sr
i Lanka have started to accept visa application documents online and issue e-visas, either a bar code or QR code.
“When more countries that are mainstream travel destinations launch such services for Chinese, more will follow suit,” Dai said.
per capita water resource share lags far behind the world average.
An action plan jointly released by the NDRC and the Ministry of Water Resources has
put forward major initiatives to meet the goals, promoting management mechanism of water saving cont
acts and water-saving service industries. job fair is held for foreign students at the University of Inter
national Business and Economics in Beijing on April 18, 2019. Around 1,000 foreign students attended, seeking jobs
Torrential rains have hit many cities in South China’s Guangdong on Friday, bringing traffic chaos.
Guangzhou Baiyun Airport had seen 104 flights canceled, 66 flights delayed for more than
an hour, and 19 flights diverted to other airports by 11:30 am. Huadu district, where Guangzhou’s air
port is located, announced a red signal, the top-level warning for heavy rain, at 11:04 am.
The airports in Shenzhen and Zhuhai have also been affected by the downpour.
Many trains between Guangzhou and Shenzhen were delayed, with stranded passengers waiting at the train stations.