President Xi Jinping joined a panel discussion of lawmakers from Shanghai on Saturday. He repeated the government’s call for supply-side structural reform. And he said China should follow and implement a philosophy of development that is innovative, coordinated, green, opening and sharing. HOU YUN has more
Supply-side structural reform will be a mainstream of leading economic development under the New Normal in China. That’s the word from the Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, Xu Shaoshi. He was commenting on the highlights of the 13th Five-Year Plan at this morning’s news briefing. Xu said developing new concepts and economy under the New Normal will be carried out through all the areas of the plan.
Two communities on the Niger Delta have launched a lawsuit against oil giant Shell. This is the second time in five years the communities have formally complained about the oil spills. The Ogale and Bille communities allege that for 25 years, they have not had access to drinking water due to the oil spills. Many residents living around the delta have also been deprived of their livelihoods as the farmlands have been rendered useless, with fishing activity also dwindling. A report by Amnesty International in November 2015 claimed that four sites affected by oil spills, and which Shell promised to clean up, were still contaminated.
Germans looking to stock up on self-defence gear flocked to the IWA International Trade Fair in Nuremberg, Saturday. A range of firearms, pepper spray, body armor and gas pistols were on show for potential buyers as the demand for non-lethal self-defence weapons continues to surge.
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