BEIJING — The draft amendment to China's Constitution is scheduled to be submitted to the national legislature for deliberation Monday, which is expected to enshrine Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era in the fundamental law.
After the first stage, I ask them some questions about a picture with no words. They are nervous, shy and some freeze and need to be crank started or come back later. Maybe some have not talked to a foreigner and are very shy. Most didn't know the answers because they learn by rote. And they are amazing as to what they can memorise. In that confusion of question time we have to say "that's all" and some knew they were finished. But for most we had to say "bye bye" with matching hand waving for them to realise they could go. Many long goodbyes were had.
Xi stresses that Chinese people well aware that unity is power and driving force to move the nation forward, adding it is impossible for a divided and fractured nation to advance.
公车改革制度已在2014年基本完成，未来除保留必要专业技术用车、执法执勤用车等以外，将取消一般公务用车，并相应取消预算中 “一般公务用车 ”概念。2015年预算显示，司法部一般公务用车数量由2014年的127辆，减至79辆，总数减少37.8%。
按照国际建筑行业的通例，一般性建筑的耐久年限为50年到100年。二三十年房龄的居民楼，理论上说正值“青壮年 ”，不至于有点风吹草动就轰然倒塌。然而在中国，很多80版、90版的房子的确是“未老先衰 ”。
"The East African countries that have seen remarkable improvements, such as Kenya and Ethiopia, host mega infrastructures partly funded and wholly developed by the Chinese. This has not only significantly bridged Africa's infrastructure deficit, but has strategically positioned these countries' economies to benefit from China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative," says Kagiri.
One of the recent buzzwords being heard often in China, frequently cited by top leaders as well as people at the grassroots level, is "openness".