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with tax cuts alone accounting for more than 10 percent of the tax revenue target this year, according to the government budget, Wang said.
The cuts aim to reduce the burden on manufacturing companies, small
and micro-sized enterprises, and the working class, in an effort to stabilize em
ployment, the financial sector, trade, domestic investment and market confidence, Wang said.
He made the comments during an interview at the annua
l meetings of the national legislature and China’s top political advisory body.
“This scale of tax cuts and fee reductions has rarely been seen over the past decades, both
inside and outside China. It demonstrates the resolution, confidence, wisdom and power of our Party and gov
ernment to overcome difficulties and make great efforts to build a strong state,” he said.
en’s rights and speaking out against the death penalty — it is utterly outrageous that Ir
an’s authorities are punishing her for her human rights work,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty Int
ernational’s Middle East and North Africa research and advocacy director, in a statement on Monday.
Last June, Sotoudeh was arrested at her home in Tehran and taken to Evin prison, a notorious jail just outside the capital.
According to Amnesty International, Iran conducted its “worst” crackdown in a decade in 2018, arresting over 7,000 dissidents.
Women in Iran have been protesting the obligatory Islamic headscarf by taking theirs off and waving them on sticks.
Sotoudeh, a winner of the European Parliament‘s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, is serving a jail sentence for a secon
d time. In 2010, she was sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges related to her work defending detained Iranian dem
onstrators during the 2009 Green Movement, a protest movement sparked by widespread accusations of electoral fraud.
will be bigger than before, with the planned exhibition area of 330,000 square m
eters, and will attract more exhibitors, Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan said at a news conference on Saturday.
The second CIIE will show more new products, technologies and contents in various forms, Zhong said.
Moreover, China will provide more activities and professional s
ervice facilities to provide greater sense of gain to the exhibitors, said Zhong.
hile deputies to the National People’s Congress from Henan pr
ovince had a panel discussion with President Xi Jinping on Friday, some deputies pledged to co
ntribute to building the Belt and Road as it was required by Xi during his inspection tour to the province five years ago.
Zheng Xinwei, an NPC deputy and also mayor of the provincial capital, Zhengzho
u, said the city’s door had opened wider and wider in the past five years, greatly invigorating its economic development.
Harry instructed his spokesperson to issue a statement in November 2016 before the couple married, calling out “the racial
undertones of comment pieces and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.”
Yomi Adegoke, author of Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, said Meghan was very much a departure from what most people associate with the British royal family.
”She’s foreign, not just by being American, but she’s got black heritage, she’s a divorcee,” Adegoke said.
”She’s just a very different type of person and somebody that I don’t think your average British member of the public t
hinks of when they think of the word duchess or royal family at all.”Much of the trolling exploits the cla
ims of a rift between Meghan and her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge. Where Kate is lauded by the media for expo
sing her shoulder in a dress, Meghan is accused by the tabloids of breaking royal protocol for doing similar.
When Meghan wears dark nail polish, the “vulgar fashion move” is criticized for breaki
ng royal protocol “again.” Meanwhile, Kate is said to opt for “subtle” shades more in keeping with the Queen’s preferences.
came to power in 1999, won praise for steering his country back to stability followin
g “the black decade” of the 1990s when a bloody civil war left more than 150,000 dead.
Bouteflika won a third term in 2009 — despite ongoing health problems — in a landslide victory which opposition can
didates labeled a “charade.” Algerian lawmakers, loyal to the president, paved the way for Bouteflika to run again by cha
nging the country’s constitution which previously capped presidential limits at two terms.
Even though he suffered a stroke in 2013 and has rarely been seen in public since, he won
a fourth term in 2014. However, as another election looms, popular disillusionment has spiraled ove
r the undemocratic rule of le pouvoir, or the power, as the establishment clique propping up Bouteflika is known.
While there were some smaller protests against his election in 2014, enough is finally eno
ugh for Algerians, according to Dalia Ghanem, an Algerian resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center.