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China officially launched the “no-waste city” pilot program in 16 area
s on Monday as it steps up efforts to recycle its increasing waste stockpile.
The pilot program covers the entirety of 11 cities, including Shenzhen, Guangdong pr
ovince, and Weihai, Shandong province, and sections of the other five cities.
The central government has made arrangements to offer support to
the pilot areas in policy, technology and funding, said Zhuang Guotai, vice-mi
nister of ecology and environment, at the launch ceremony in Shenzhen on Monday.
He said an expert committee has been established to guide the pilot program and
evaluate progress, and seven groups have been put in place to offer technical support.
ns in February for the clinical application of new biomedical technologies, stipulating that clini
cal research that involves human trials, including gene editing, stem cells, organ transplants be
tween species and assisted reproductive technologies, must secure the approval of the commission in advance.
Under the draft, which is yet to be adopted, violators may face punishments including fines, revocation of business permits or criminal charges.
The commission this year will complete its revision of an existing r
egulation on ethical inspection of human-related biomedical research that was adopted in 2016.
Authorities are also considering establishing a national ethics co
mmittee that supervises life science technologies and researchers to ensure compliance wi
th ethical standards, Huang Jiefu, former vice-minister of health, told China Daily in an earlier interview.
above living with chronic diseases in China. Of those, 44 million
were fully or partially disabled and in need of regular nursing services, she said.
“With more nurses and nurse’s aides, the demand for nursing services from the elderly will be gradually met,” she said.
The commission will also encourage community health centers to provide more nursin
g services for the elderly in neighborhoods, Jiao said. They would include more beds and setting up day-care centers.
Regulations will also be released to encourage community health centers to pro
vide beds to the elderly at home, so family doctors can provide treatment there, she said.
“The disabled, whether fully or partial, will be the priority in nursing services,” Jiao sa
id. “We will release a detailed standard for evaluating nursing services for the disabled elderly
ranking in fourth place following Samsung, Google’s parent Alphabet and Amazon. Data als
o showed the company took 14 percent of its annual sales on research last year, the second-highest after Alphabet.
Huawei’s R&D spending totaled 480 billion yuan ($71.3 billion) over the past 10 years, ac
cording to its annual report. Besides, the tech behemoth achieved 721.2 billion yuan in global sales in 2018, a 19.5
percent increase year-on-year, and net profit reached 59.3 billion yuan, up 25.1 percent compared with a year earlier.
Smartphone sales from the company gained 348.9 billion yuan las
t year, a 45.1 percent rise year-on-year accounting for 48.4 percent of total revenue.
As of April 15, Huawei has secured 40 commercial contracts for 5G equipment and shi
pped over 70,000 5G base stations, the company announced at its annual Global Analyst Summit.