美因茨05vs汉诺威96 www.hsutd.com BEIJING – A short documentary highlighting China’s achievements in television since the 18th Communist Party of China National Congress in 2012 will be aired starting from Wednesday.

The short film, named Inflaming Dreams: China on Screen, runs for 10 minutes and covers 54 documentaries, 16 TV series and three variety shows, said the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT).

The film is divided into three chapters. The first displays the Chinese people’s fight to achieve national liberation; the second describes how the Chinese build their country and create a beautiful life; and the third highlights the theme that the Chinese dream belongs to every single Chinese, according to the SAPPRFT.

Wang Sanyun, former Party chief of the Gansu Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China and a former senior national legislator, has been expelled from the Party and dismissed from public office for bribery, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the country’s top watchdog, said on Friday.

Wang seriously violated political discipline and responded passively or resisted the Party’s major policies and decisions, the watchdog said. Further, it said, he was derelict in his duty, lost his political conviction and engaged in superstitious activities.

The CCDI said in a statement that Wang had also violated Party rules on building a clean government and often entered private clubs; and he was found to have abused power on behalf of others for job promotions and project bidding. He also accepted large bribes, it said, and allowed certain people to serve in official posts regardless of their own violations of Party discipline.

According to his resume, Wang served as deputy secretary of the Guizhou, Sichuan, Anhui and Fujian Party committees before being promoted to Party chief in Gansu.

In a three-episode anti-corruption documentary aired earlier this month on China Central Television, Wang expressed regret for his actions. He told anti-graft officials during the episode that, while serving as the Party chief in Gansu, he was devoted to accumulating money for his retirement.

The episode alleged that he abused power by steering engineering work to his relatives, and used his authority to benefit many company bosses who paid bribes of cash, real estate, expensive jade, calligraphy and paintings.

When a team from the central government inspected Gansu in November 2016, Wang asked his relatives to conceal and transfer his illicit assets in fear that his crimes would be exposed, the statement said, adding that he also forged a house trading contract and pretended that bribes were loans.

According to the CCDI, his qualification as a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee was revoked, and information collected will be transferred to judicial authorities for further investigation.

The decision to expel Wang from the Party will be officially approved at the next plenary meeting of the Central Committee, the watchdog said.

The CCDI began investigating Wang in July. He was removed from his legislative post on Sept 1.

Since November 2012, when the country’s new leadership was elected, more than 160 high-ranking officials at provincial and ministerial levels or above have been subject to graft investigations.

Xinhua contributed to this story.

BEIJING — Major publishing houses from 16 countries have signed memorandums with the Foreign Languages Press (FLP) to translate and publish the second volume of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s book on governance.

The countries include Italy, Poland, Ukraine, Albania, Romania, Kenya, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, according to a FLP statement on Monday.

Published in both Chinese and English on Nov. 7, the second volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China is also in the process of being translated and published in other languages including French, Russian and Spanish.

The new volume collects 99 of Xi’s speeches, conversations, instructions and letters, as well as 29 photos of the Chinese leader between Aug. 18, 2014 and Sept. 29, 2017. The articles are divided into 17 topics, and the book adds some annotations.

The second volume depicts the practices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee with Xi at the core in uniting and leading Chinese people to uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics in a new era. It also reflects the development and main contents of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.

The new book provides Chinese wisdom and solution for developing a community with a shared future for mankind, as well as in promoting peace and development, according to the FLP statement.

The newly-published volume is expected to help the international community better understand Xi’s thought, and the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics, it said.

The first volume of Xi Jinping: The Governance of China has sold 6.6 million copies in 24 languages around the world since it was published in 2014.

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping Friday stressed the importance of reform in 2018, when China will celebrate the 40th anniversary of launching the reform and opening-up policy.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while addressing a New Year gathering held here by the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

The following is the biographical sketch of Chen Min’er:

Chen Min’er, male, Han ethnicity, was born in September 1960 and is from Zhuji, Zhejiang Province. He began his first job in August 1981 and joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in September 1982. He received a graduate education at the Central Party School.

Chen is currently a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee.

2017- Member, CPC Central Committee Political Bureau

Secretary, CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee

2017 Secretary, CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee

2016-2017 Secretary, CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee

Chairman, Standing Committee of the Guizhou Provincial People’s Congress

2015-2016 Secretary, CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee

2013-2015 Deputy Secretary, CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee

Governor, Guizhou Province

2012-2013 Deputy Secretary, CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee

Acting Governor, Guizhou Province

2012 Deputy Secretary, CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee

2007-2012 Member, Standing Committee of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee

Vice Governor, Zhejiang Province

2002-2007 Member, Standing Committee of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee

Head, Publicity Department of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee

2001-2002 Head, Publicity Department of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee

1999-2001 President and Party Committee Secretary, Zhejiang Daily Press Group

1999 Deputy Secretary, CPC Ningbo Municipal Committee, Zhejiang Province

1997-1999 Member, Standing Committee of the CPC Ningbo Municipal Committee, Zhejiang Province

Vice Mayor, Ningbo

Attended an in-service graduate program in law at the Central Party School (1995-1998)

1996-1997 Member, Standing Committee of the CPC Shaoxing Municipal Committee, Zhejiang Province

Secretary, CPC Shaoxing County Committee

1994-1996 Secretary, CPC Shaoxing County Committee, Zhejiang Province

Took a one-year training course for young and middle-aged officials at the Central Party School (1995-1996)

1991-1994 Deputy Secretary, CPC Shaoxing County Committee, Zhejiang Province

Head, Shaoxing County

1990-1991 Deputy Secretary, CPC Shaoxing County Committee, Zhejiang Province

1989-1990 Deputy Head, Publicity Department of the CPC Shaoxing Municipal Committee, Zhejiang Province

1987-1989 Member, Standing Committee of the CPC Shaoxing County Committee, Zhejiang Province

Head, Publicity Department of the CPC Shaoxing County Committee

1984-1987 Administrative secretary, Publicity Department of the CPC Shaoxing Municipal Committee, Zhejiang Province

Deputy Section Chief, Publicity Department of the CPC Shaoxing Municipal Committee, Zhejiang Province

1983-1984 Lecturer in theory, Party School of the CPC Shaoxing Municipal Committee, Zhejiang Province

1982-1983 Attended a course for teachers of theory at the Party School of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee

1981-1982 Administrative secretary, Publicity Office of Shaoxing Teachers’ School

1978-1981 Studied Chinese language at Department of Chinese Language, Shaoxing Teachers’ School

Alternate member, 17th CPC Central Committee

Member, 18th and 19th CPC Central Committees

Member, Political Bureau, 19th CPC Central Committee

A new economic doctrine proposed by President Xi Jinping is taking shape, Chinese leaders said as the annual Central Economic Work Conference concluded on Wednesday.

“Xi Jinping Thought on Socialist Economy with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” will now be applied to economic decision-making in the country.

Let’s take a look at what Xi has said about the economy since the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

Xi Jinping delivers a report to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Oct 18, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

Economic growth

“China’s economy had the foundation, condition and impetus to maintain stable growth and sound momentum.”
— In a congratulatory letter to the 2017 Fortune Global Forum in Guangzhou on Dec 6, 2017

“At the present stage, the basic feature of China’s economic development is the transition from a phase of rapid growth to a stage of high-quality development.”
— At a collective study session of the CPC Central Committee’s Political Bureau in Beijing on Dec 8, 2017

“Chinese economy will remain a main driver of global growth as China recorded an average annual growth of 7.2 percent over the past four years and contributed 30 percent to the global economy.”
— In a keynote speech at the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Vietnam on Nov 10, 2017

BEIJING — China’s political advisors met Thursday to discuss ways to inherit and develop drama of ethnic minorities.

The bi-weekly consultation session was chaired by Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Political advisors said drama of ethnic minorities is an important part of Chinese culture and plays a significant role in promoting national solidarity.

The government should strengthen its support to the development of the art with ethnic features in policy and finance. The government purchase of public cultural services should be enhanced so as to encourage drama groups to perform in communities, political advisors said.

They also suggest deeper research on the drama of ethnic minorities.

The consultation sessions are used by political advisors to study major issues with experts and officials.

BEIJING — A white paper issued by China’s State Council Information Office on Friday said that China has improved legislation to better protect the civil and political rights of its people.

According to the white paper, titled “New Progress in the Legal Protection of Human Rights in China,” China has revised the Criminal Law, abolishing nine death penalty charges and raising the bar on executing convicts that have received a death sentence with a two-year reprieve.

To implement the rule of law and promote humanitarianism, China has implemented the amnesty system stipulated in the Constitution, and granted amnesty for four types of criminals, it said.

China has also improved its laws to protect special groups. The white paper said China enacted the Anti-Domestic Violence Law, making clear the legal liabilities of the perpetrators and the procedure of investigation to protect victims of domestic violence.

China has revised the Criminal Law, increasing criminal punishment for buyers of abducted women and children, and criminalized such acts, according to the white paper.

Smoke billows from a factory in Dezhou, Shandong province. [Photo/China Daily]

The Ministry of Ecology and Environment will carry out regular inspections to ensure the second national census on sources of pollution, which is due to wrap up by the end of the year, is carried out properly.

WeChat groups will be created both on the national and provincial levels to facilitate work, it said. Pilot surveys should be concluded by the end of June, and the formal census will be conducted from August to November. Results will be released in 2019.

The census aims to map out the country’s sources of pollution, and is essential to economic and environmental policy-making, the central government said previously.

About 9 million pollution sources around the country are expected to be surveyed. The last major survey was done 10 years ago.

According to the reshuffled Ministry of Ecology and Environment, its budget rose by more than 70 percent over its predecessor in the last year, reaching almost 12.2 billion yuan ($1.9 billion).

The budget for pollution control has more than doubled to 500 million yuan, and more than 70 percent will be used for the latest national census, the ministry said.

Discovering sources of pollution is getting increasingly challenging as the crackdown on pollution has intensified in the last few years, and that could influence the census, said Wang Jing, who works with China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, a Chinese NGO devoted to environmental protection.

“During the past three years, we found that some factories dumped industrial waste in remote areas like deserts, or in places like pig farms, which makes it hard to spot. However it still has huge ecological consequences,” she said.

Ma Jun, director of the Institute for Public and Environmental Affairs, said the census is crucial as some businesses still lack credibility when it comes to pollution. “Local governments should fully realize its importance and cooperate to get a full picture of the country’s pollution sources,” he said.

China will roll out better services to facilitate exit and entry of people starting Feb 1, said the public security ministry on Monday. The new services include extending foreigners’ maximum residence period in China to five years.

The ministry said expatriates will be allowed to stay in China for up to five years. The current policies cap the time at three years.

Also, under the new policies, foreigners will be allowed to apply for a Chinese visa with a valid period of five years for multiple entries, up from the current limit of one year.