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because of multiple measures, including improved legislation, intensified law enforcement and more international coopera
tion, according to the Report on the Latest Development in IPR Protection and Business Environment in China.
Law enforcement authorities in China handled 215,000 cases involvin
g counterfeit products last year, including 77,000 cases involving patent infr
ingement, said Gan Lin, vice-minister of the State Administration for Market Regulation.
Courts across China concluded nearly 320,000 IPR cases of various type
s last year, an increase of 41.6 percent over the prev
ious year. More than 5,600 criminal suspects involved in IPR infringement were arrested last year, Jin said.
“Products that just scratch the surface, like simple tours of famous universities, have fallen out of favor with the market,” Zhang says.
Language training, NASA’s space camp, computer programming, homes
tays, wild animal care and desert and museum experiences are among the most popular options.
“Certain volunteering and public-welfare routes have seen a particularly fast increase in bookings,” Zhang says.
During the recent winter vacation in February, study-t
rip bookings surged by 80 percent compared with the same period of last year.
Domestic trips cost roughly 4,500 yuan ($663) per capita on ave
rage, while expenditures hit 21,000 yuan for outbound experiences, the agency reports.
Parents from Shanghai, Beijing and Guangdong province’s Guangz
hou and Shenzhen are the most willing to spend, according to Ctrip’s data.
Ballard County and has been set up to use the carp acquired by the fish center. Twelve tracts of land inside the park are for sale.
On opening day, eight tracts were already claimed, with most of the investors coming from China.
Jiang Chenguang, an internet businessman from the Guangxi
Zhuang autonomous region, launched the United Fisheries Group to process carp into fish balls
and fish cakes for export to China. Two Rivers Foods will process smoked fish, and has already shipped a smoker to the site.
A business called Lakeside City has been formed to process carp into salted fish, while
Eco Fish, which already existed, has hired fishermen to catch carp, process them and recycle waste into fertilizer.
Zhu Hongwei, a hotel and catering businessman from Jiangsu province, decided on the day the indus
trial park opened to buy one tract of land for food processing. “I will decide how to process the fish later,” Zhu said.
niscent of local experiences, artistic and portable. “The souveni
r market is huge and growing, given the expanding Chinese middle-inc
ome population and consumers’ increasing purchasing po
wer. But to earn money in this market, souvenir-makers should do a much better job.”
China has the world’s largest and fastest-growing middle-income group (more than 400 m
illion, or 140 million families as of 2017), said Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics, in January.
Their annual family income is between 100,000 yuan and 500,000 yu
an. This enables them to buy cars, properties and tourism packages, Ning said.
“Many im2pulsive purchases will be made during travels, either for self or to gift to relatives and friends,” said He.
es of one victim wanted him to be buried where he died.
The 30 victims have been recognized as martyrs. The recognition is approve
d by the Ministry of Emergency Management and the Sichuan provincial government.
hang Jun, head of the Xichang branch of the Liangshan forest fire briga
de, and his team members went back to Xichang from Muli on Wednesday. Recalling the er
uptive fire, Zhang said it had been the first blaze of its kind he’d encountered in a dozen years of firefighting, China News Serv
ice reported. “I was at the south part of the fire, when I heard a blare and saw a mushroom cloud about 50 to 60 meters hig
h rising from the valley. Two to three minutes later, dense smoke began to fall and the communication equipment didn’t work.”
Zhang divided his team during the firefighting. One of them, consisting of 10 firefighters, only had four escape with their lives.
Zhao Maoyi still sees his dead teammate four days after the eruptive fire. When his team decided to evacu
ate after hearing blasts, the fire spread to their location from the foot of a mountain in seconds. They were blocked by a huge l
og. “I pushed one onto the log and used my last strength to climb over the log. When I looked back, I saw the desperate look
on an 18-year-old teammate,” Zhao cried. “I dream about him every night, I hear him saying ‘give me a hand'”.