The administration will also promote the ecological restor

ation of grasslands and push forward the establishment of pilot national parks.

China is rich in grassland resources – with nearly 400 million hect

ares of natural grassland accounting for 41.7 perc

ent of the country’s land. Protection and restoration of grassland resources will be strengthened, Zhang said.

Measures to be taken include finding out the entire picture of grassland resources, assessing

current pol2olkcimcn-2ting a guideline on how to strengthen grassland protection and restoration, he said.

As for national parks, Zhang said that after the central authorities released an overall plan for introducing a national park

mechanism, the administration drafted a layout of national parks and standards for their protection.

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Illegal projects have been gradually eliminated to protec

  natural reserves. So far, more than 100 illegal mining projects have been withdrawn from Mount Qilian National Park, one of the country’s 10 pilot national parks, Zhang said.

  Under a plan released in 2017, China aims to set up a batch of national parks covering ab

out 200,000 square kilometers, and to form a unified management system by 2020.

  China’s achievement in afforestation was recognized in a study by the United States’ space agency NASA published last month. It sa

id China and India are leading the increase in greenery globally – with China alone accounting for a qua

rter of the global net increase in leafy area despite having only 6.6 percent of the world’s vegetated area.

  Tax authorities are preparing to enact significant tax cuts and fee reduction

s, said Wang Jun, commissioner of the State Taxation Administration, on Tuesday.

  China is establishing measures to cut taxes and fees by nearly 2 trilli

on yuan ($298 billion) this year, said Premier Li Keqiang in his Government Work Report.

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Rule of law strengthens social stability in new era: Editorial

Among all the reports submitted for review to the national legislature at its annual session, those by the Supreme Peop

le’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuratorate have been a focus of attention in the past.

Their comparatively high rates of disapproval have corresponded to the dissatisfacti

on with such hated phenomena as the corruption, inaction and inability of officials. The pressure has

thus been heavy on the two institutions to improve both their performance and reports.

This year, not only have they been more serious about the documents — the Supreme Pe

ople’s Court set up a drafting panel as early as October, and the less than 11,000 character text reportedly unde

rwent 35 “major revisions” before it was delivered to the National People’s Congress on Tuesday — but they also sho

wed that they have made targeted efforts to alleviate public concerns.On its part, the procuratorat

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The first, he said, resulted from issues like state-sponsore

  hacking and criminal behavior; the second from entities like ad-based revenue models “t

hat commercially reward clickbait and the viral spread of misinformation”; and the last produced pro

blems such as “the outraged and polarized tone and quality of online discourse.”

  The first web page was created by CERN, he European Organization for Nuclear Research.

  He urged governments, companies and citizens to “ensure the other half (of the world) are

not left behind offline, and that everyone contributes to a web that drives equality, opportunity and creativity.”

  Berners-Lee launched a campaign called “Contract for the Web” at the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon, Portugal, last year.

  More than 50 companies and organizations, including Facebook, Google and t

he French government have signed the contract, which will be published in full in May 2019.

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Tucker Carlson defiant against outrage over audio clips: ‘We w

  ucker Carlson portrayed himself as the victim of a “mob” on Monday night. And he said Fox News has his back.

  ”We will never bow to the mob. Ever. No matter what,” he said.

  At the exact same time, on MSNBC, the progressive group Media Matters for America

shared even more examples of offensive remarks made by Carlson on a shock jock radio show.

  The “Bubba the Love Sponge Show” audio clips are from 2006 to 2011. Media Matt

ers is circulating them now as part of a pressure campaign against Fox’s advertisers.

  Without naming the anti-Fox group, Carlson said on Monday nig

ht that “they’ve been working hard to kill this show” ever since it premiered in 2016.

  When Carlson handed off to Sean Hannity, the two men complained about the scrutiny.

  ”There is a mob that wants to destroy only Fox,” Hannity said.

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In October, another Boeing 737-8 MAX plunged into the Jav

Sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, killing all 189 people on

board the Lion Air flight. The cockpit data recorder showed that the jet’s airspeed indicator had mal

functioned on its last four flights, though Lion Air initially claimed that problems with the aircraft had been fixed.

China’s civil aviation authority asked domestic airlines to temporarily suspend operatio

n of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft after a model operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed on Sunday.

All 157 people on board the aircraft from Addis Ababa to Nairobi died in the accident, according to Ethiopian Airlines. It i

s the second time in less than five months that Boeing 737 MAX 8 was involved in such a deadly crash.

The authority said since both aircraft went down in min

utes just after taking off, it will ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets till 6 pm on Monday out of safety concerns.

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Those who lie about food safety accidents, hide, destroy

Photo taken on March 10, 2019 shows the manned submersible Shenhai Yongshi (Deep Sea Warrior) at

a port of Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province. China’s science ship Tansuo-1 loaded with the mann

ed submersible Shenhai Yongshi (Deep Sea Warrior) returned to its home harbor in Sanya, South China’s Hainan pro

vince, on Sunday, after finis/hing its first expedition in the Indian Ocean. HAIKOU – China’s science ship Tansuo-1 loa

ded with the manned submersible Shenhai Yongshi (Deep Sea Warrior) returned to its home harbor in Sanya, Sou

th China’s Hainan province, on Sunday, after finishing its first expedition in the Indian Ocean.

The manned submersible can reach a depth of 4,500 meters. The 121-day expedition trip organized by the Chinese Acade

my of Sciences began Nov. 10, 2018. Scientists from 10 Chinese and foreign research institutes were invited to joi

n the deep-sea research trip.The ship traveled 17,000 nautical miles on the expedition during which

scientists surveyed five deep-sea hydrothermal areas and collected a trove of samples for ecological environment research.

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Alibaba’s smart logistics network Cainiao Network has a

tracted over 3,000 logistics companies worldwide and formed strategic cooperati

on with postal, air transport and maritime dedicated line networks with major countries in the world.

Express deliveries in China have increased at a rapid rate in the past decade, with 50 billion deliveries in 2018 accoun

ting for over 40 percent of the world’s total. China’s logistics infrastructure has transformed to tech

nology-intensive from labor-intensive within the same period.Electric carmaker Tesla Inc said on Sunday it will rais

e vehicle prices by about 3 percent on average worldwide as it plans to keep more retail stores open.

Tesla said the current prices are valid until March 18 and the pr

ice hikes will only apply to the more expensive variants of Model 3, Model S and Model X.

There will be no price increase to the $35,000 Model 3, the company added.

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Because our global supply and value chains are well estab

lished, it is fairly critical for us to transform the operational mode from simply

producing and shipping rolling stock to other countries to deepening the degree of international cooperation,” said Lou.

His remarks came after China and Argentina enhanced their relations to boost t

rade, investment, infrastructure and development of services-related facilities.

More Chinese companies such as China Railway Construction Corp and China National Machine

ry Industry Corp have already expanded their market presence in Argentina in the second half of 2018.

To upgrade the public transportation system in Buenos Aires, the country’s capital, and modernize the city’s infrast

ructure, Argentina’s Ministry of Transport signed a purchase deal for 200 rail cars and related parts from CRRC in Apr

il last year. It was the third carriage order from the ministry. The deal is worth about 2 billion yuan ($299 million).

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No survivors in Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crash near Ad

  All 157 people on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed soon after taking off from Addis Ababa have been killed, the airline said on Sunday morning.

  The plane, en route to Nairobi, Kenya, lost contact at 8:44 a.m. local time, six min

utes after taking off from Bole International Airport in the Ethiopian capital.

  Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam, told reporters at a press conference that

the pilot had reported technical difficulties and asked for clearance to return to Addis Ababa.

  He was given clearance to turn back, according to GebreMariam, citing the Air Traffic Controllers record.

  The pilot was a senior Ethiopian Airlines pilot who had flow

n more than 8,000 hours. He had an “excellent flying record,” according to the CEO.

  The aircraft, flight number ET302, went down near Bishoftu, southeast of Addis

Ababa. An airline spokesperson told CNN the victims were of 35 different nationalities.

  The spokesperson said 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethio

pians, eight Americans, eight Italians and seven UK nationals were among the passengers.

  Eight Chinese passengers were also on board, said Li Liang, spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy to

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