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because of multiple measures, including improved legislation, intensified law enforcement and more international coopera
tion, according to the Report on the Latest Development in IPR Protection and Business Environment in China.
Law enforcement authorities in China handled 215,000 cases involvin
g counterfeit products last year, including 77,000 cases involving patent infr
ingement, said Gan Lin, vice-minister of the State Administration for Market Regulation.
Courts across China concluded nearly 320,000 IPR cases of various type
s last year, an increase of 41.6 percent over the prev
ious year. More than 5,600 criminal suspects involved in IPR infringement were arrested last year, Jin said.
The suspect of Saturday’s synagogue shooting in San Diego, C
alifornia, has been identified as 19-year-old John Earnest, authorities said.
The suspect has no prior contact with law enforcement, said San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore.
Authorities are aware of an online manifesto that Earnest wrote, and are looking
into digital evidence and checking the authenticity of the document, according to Gore.
“We are serving search warrants for the suspect’s home, car and the Ch
abad of Poway,” he said, adding that officials are checking Earnest’s possible involvement in the
arson and vandalism of mosque in Escondido, a city northeast of downtown San Diego.
ies of all levels to crack down on ophthalmic medical institutions without a legal lice
nse and strengthen inspection of ophthalmic products and medical instruments in the notice.
Legal experts called for China to protect juveniles through cybersecurity legislation a
nd redoubled efforts against school bullying after several cases aroused public outrage and concern.
Fang Yan, a lawyer from Shaanxi province, said that it’s good to see the nation adding to the protectio
n of juveniles in the past few years, “but in some new aspects, such as cyberspace, the protection is far from enough”.
At the end of 2018, China had 829 million netizens, of whom almost 20 percent w
ere under the age of 18, according to the China Internet Network Information Center.
Another report released by the center in March said that 15.6 percent of juven
iles had experienced disturbances, insults or privacy leaks online, while 30.3 percent said
they had been exposed to pornography, gambling or drugs in cyberspace.
“However, independent enrollment has evolved into a situation where rich people find ways to get their children extra
points. Third-party organizations should be involved in the process to make it fairer and more transparent,” he said.
Xiong Bingqi, vice-president of the 21st Century Education Research Institute, said the goal of independent college adm
ission is to establish a system of multiple evaluations, instead of judging students by test scores alone.
However, students who qualify for independent enrollment also must take the gaokao, and their scores in the exam rem
in an important basis for admission, Xiong said. So students and their parents are still focused on the scores.
Moreover, the pilot program has failed to help establish a two-way a
dmission mechanism between colleges and students. Independent enrollment refo
rm has increased the right of colleges to choose students, but students still have limited ability to seek admission to the coll
ege of their choice, as one student normally gets a call for admission from just one institution, he said.
from across the country who moved to Dali. She and her husband, who help organize activities
such as gardening, hiking and cycling for newcomers, have a big circle of friends who have relocated to the city.
“People have different reasons for leaving, ranging from the need to take care of elderly pare
nts who have stayed in their hometowns, to taking their children back to big cities for better education,” she said.
People are also leaving because after two or three years without work, they need to find paid employment.
In recent years, thousands of people have moved to Dali from big cities. The exact number is not kno
wn, but a rough estimate from the local government shows that about 40,000 newcomers are living in the city.
Many people decided to leave their jobs and move to Dali from large cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong pro
vince, due to work pressures and surging property prices, which have been hotly debated nationwide in recent years.
ital economy will be the new engines for the economy, while some traditional driv
ing forces, such as injecting funds into the market, are losing momentum, Zhu said.
China’s total GDP exceeded 90 trillion yuan ($13.4 trillion) in 2018, and the per capita GDP was
about $9,700. Economists predict that if the country maintains growth of at least 6 percent this
year, which is likely given the current momentum, its per capita GDP this year would surpass $10,000.
That means China would move closer to the standards for a “high-inco
me country” — above $12,736 in per capital GDP — set by the World Bank in 2015.
However, a productivity slowdown, aging population and unbalanced regional development could be among the “bot
tlenecks” that constrain China in becoming a high-income country, economists said.