Of Hainan's total population of 9.3 million, about 477,000 remained below the poverty line in 2017. The national poverty line is an annual income of 2,300 yuan ($366) per capita.
The event held a China Day in 2015, ahead of President Xi Jinping's state visit that year. The Military Band of the People's Liberation Army of China has appeared at a previous event and Allfrey says there are plans to include Chinese performers in next year's program. Visit Scotland, the local tourism authority, is increasingly pushing Edinburgh's presence on Chinese social media.
Liu called on people from both sides to adhere to the "1992 Consensus," which embodies the one-China principle, and resolutely oppose any separatist activities advocating "Taiwan independence," to realize the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.
The emergency management department of the General Office of the State Council will also be merged into the new ministry. The new ministry will also oversee the China Earthquake Administration and the State Administration of Coal Mine Safety, while the State Administration of Work Safety will be dismantled.
On Feb 18, the second Chinese New Year Temple Fair was held in the area where the Chinese Community Association is based in Caracas, Venezuela. The entire block was decorated with red lanterns and over 2,000 overseas Chinese in the country gathered to celebrate the Lunar New Year.