Xiong said the key to reforming the country's English language tests is a separation between exams and enrollment, so that people will start to learn English because they like the language, not because they are required to study it.
The government will subsidize business training programs and encourage private vocational schools, according to a statement released after an executive meeting of the State Council. College graduates and young migrant workers will receive skills training to help them find jobs or start their own businesses.
"The summit has made important contributions to boosting industry cooperation across the Straits," said Liu, who pledged continued efforts to promote economic and cultural exchanges and communication between the two sides.
我在本专栏曾经多次提醒人们注意 ，美军侦察机长期逼近中国领海不但在军事情报方面造成重大威胁 ，更是政治层面的霸权主义体现。北京一直极力克制 ，即使发生2001年愚人节中美南海撞机事件 ，解放军机毁人亡 ，美国拒绝道歉赔偿 ，中南海仍然礼送肇事美军及飞机回国。如今中美力量对比差距大大缩小 ，解放军在韬光养晦之余必然有所作为。
Its major partner in the center-right coalition, Forza Italia (FI) party, was in the second place with some 14 percent. "Today a good path begins," League's leader Matteo Salvini told a press conference in Milan.
Another area of great interest to Mackerras has been China's ethnic groups, which he has written about extensively. In particular, he has taken a great interest in the Uygurs in Northwest China.
The standard, jointly issued by the ministry and the State Language Commission, defines three categories of English language ability-basic, intermediate and advanced-with nine levels altogether, a statement on the ministry's website said.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a world-famous music and dance spectacle which has run in various forms since 1949, attracts an average 220,000 visitors each year.