The group also made up for over one-third of the tot

tal tourism consumption during the holidays in Fliggy, the online tourism platform of e-commerce giant Alibaba Gr

oup. Purchase of tourism products on Fliggy by people born after 2000 rose 500 percent on an annualized basis, it said.

Online hotel orders from younger parents, with children un

der the age of three, soared by 77 percent from a year ago during the four-day vacation.

“The younger generation, especially those born after 1990 and 1995, are m

ore used to ‘fingertip’ consumption and are fast becoming disrupters in the e-com

merce sector,” said Yang Qin, a business analyst from market consultancy CBNData.

According to a report from CBNData, people born in the 1990s and 1995s surpassed those bor

n in the 1980s to become the biggest spenders in the vertical industry of e-commerce consumption.

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Zhao added that the new consumption trend of this

year’s holiday is also an epitome of the overall consumption trend in the country this year.

“The growth has been driven by the surge in disposable incomes and the middle-income population,” she added.

Guideline calls for 80 percent of related shipping to use cleaner means by 2025

China plans to achieve ultralow emissions at most steel plants by 2025, with 80 percent of raw m

aterials and final products shipped by cleaner methods including railways, ships and pipelines, rather than trucks.

Experts believe the ambitious goal, if reached, will contribute signi

ficantly to reducing bad air in the country, as the steel industry currently pollutes more than any other.

The holiday period also triggered demand for travel-related pro

ducts. Suning reported that sales of sunblock products and sunscreen clothes grew 74 perc

ent and 107 percent year-on-year. Travel packages rose by 128 percent during the period.

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Ultralow emissions will be realized at all steel manufa

cturers in key regions, and in 80 percent of the sector nationwide by the end of 2025, under a guideline pub

lished by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment on Sunday. The guideline was drafted by the ministry and four other central gove

rnment bodies, including the National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s economic planner.

The guideline sets different limits for various procedures in steel produ

ction. The hourly density of particulate matter in emissions should be below 10 mill

igrams per cubic meter in all procedures. As for sulfur dioxide and nitric oxide discharges, the limit can dif

fer. The hourly concentration of sulfur dioxide, for example, should be below 35 mg/cu m in emissions generated by core pr

ocesses, such as pellet roasting, but the standard is relaxed to 50 mg/cu m for other processes.

At least 80 percent of raw materials and products should be transported v

ia railway, ship and pipeline rather than road transportation, the guideline said.

China is the largest steel-maker in the world. The country produced 928 million metri

c tons of crude steel in 2018, representing 51.3 percent of the world’s output, the ministry said.

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Ultralow emissions will be realized at all steel manufa

cturers in key regions, and in 80 percent of the sector nationwide by the end of 2025, under a guideline pub

lished by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment on Sunday. The guideline was drafted by the ministry and four other central gove

rnment bodies, including the National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s economic planner.

The guideline sets different limits for various procedures in steel produ

ction. The hourly density of particulate matter in emissions should be below 10 mill

igrams per cubic meter in all procedures. As for sulfur dioxide and nitric oxide discharges, the limit can dif

fer. The hourly concentration of sulfur dioxide, for example, should be below 35 mg/cu m in emissions generated by core pr

ocesses, such as pellet roasting, but the standard is relaxed to 50 mg/cu m for other processes.

At least 80 percent of raw materials and products should be transported v

ia railway, ship and pipeline rather than road transportation, the guideline said.

China is the largest steel-maker in the world. The country produced 928 million metri

c tons of crude steel in 2018, representing 51.3 percent of the world’s output, the ministry said.

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Ultralow emissions will be realized at all steel manufa

cturers in key regions, and in 80 percent of the sector nationwide by the end of 2025, under a guideline pub

lished by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment on Sunday. The guideline was drafted by the ministry and four other central gove

rnment bodies, including the National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s economic planner.

The guideline sets different limits for various procedures in steel produ

ction. The hourly density of particulate matter in emissions should be below 10 mill

igrams per cubic meter in all procedures. As for sulfur dioxide and nitric oxide discharges, the limit can dif

fer. The hourly concentration of sulfur dioxide, for example, should be below 35 mg/cu m in emissions generated by core pr

ocesses, such as pellet roasting, but the standard is relaxed to 50 mg/cu m for other processes.

At least 80 percent of raw materials and products should be transported v

ia railway, ship and pipeline rather than road transportation, the guideline said.

China is the largest steel-maker in the world. The country produced 928 million metri

c tons of crude steel in 2018, representing 51.3 percent of the world’s output, the ministry said.

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He also shared the story of Crystal Mason, who got five yea

  esidential election while on supervised release for a tax fraud conviction.

  ”Manafort was sentenced to less than a woman who voted while on probation without knowing she wasn’t allowed to,” he tweeted.

  Social media users also brought up Juanita Peralta, a mother of six w

ho got 15 years in prison for drug possession, according to the Oklahomans for Crim

inal Justice Reform, which launched an effort to get her sentence commuted. Her 18-year-old is now raising five kids.

  Hechinger also shared the story of Matthew Charles, who was released after serving 21 of his 35-year sentence for selling crack cocaine.

  ”Got a job, began volunteering, reconnected with family. The prosecution appealed. He

was thrown back in jail. Fortunately, just released again. But should have never gone back,” he said.

  Charles was convicted in 1996 of selling crack and illegally possessing a gun. At the time

of his sentencing to decades in prison, he had previous convictions involving drugs, weapons and assault.

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Late last year, the NPC, China’s top legislature, started solic

ting opinions for the draft foreign investment law to replace the three old laws. This shows China has taken a signif

icant step toward institutional opening-up, which is different from the basic opening up of commodity factors and market.

China is entering a new stage of institutional and rule-based

opening-up, which is more advanced compared with the opening up of the market. For exa

mple, by building free trade pilot zones, China has expanded the depth and width of reform and opening-up.

Also, China’s overall business environment has notably improved. It is one of the top 1

0 global improvers in terms of business environment, according to the World Bank’s Doing Busi

ness 2019: Training for Reform report. Ranking second worldwide, China implemented a record number of seven refo

rms last year to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to do business, which among other factors en

abled it to rise to the 46th spot, up from 78th in 2017, on the ease of doing business list.

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Dead gardener may have taken revenge from beyond the

  German police suspect a landscape gardener is responsible for killing one man and injuring two other people from beyond the grave.

  Bernhard Graumann, 59, was found dead from unknown causes at his home in Mehlingen in western Germany on Friday.

  Earlier that day, a 64-year-old doctor was killed by an explosion that appeared to co

me from a booby trap laid outside his practice in Enkenbach-Alsenborn, local police said in a statement.

  The doctor, who has not yet been named, is thought to ha

ve triggered the explosive when he bent down to pick it up, police said.

  Two days later, a mother and daughter were injured when a log that appeared to hav

e been tampered with exploded in a wood-burning stove in Otterberg, less than six miles away. The youn

ger woman, who has not been named, remains in hospital — her condition is not thought to be critical.

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Schwab, a Taiwan native, had hosted similar events in other cities

in the US where she lived before moving to Birmingham 13 years ago. When she arrived, different groups of Asians were celebrating

the holiday on their own, and she thought it would be great to share New Year’s traditions with the wider community.

“We wanted to share with Americans,” Schwab said. “I feel our heritage is something we need to tell others about.”

At the first gala in 2006, “we Chinese came together” and organized it wi

th help from a primary corporate sponsor, Alabama Power Co, along with the Bir

mingham mayor’s office, the public library and other city departments, which pitched in and have been involved eve

r since, Schwab said. Her employer, Alabama Power, appointed Schwab as its community liaison to the gala.

Other corporate sponsors, such as Honda and Regions Bank (major business playe

rs in Alabama), and many small businesses and individuals have added their support over the years.

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uring this time, the nonprofit Birmingham Chinese Festi

val Association was formed. Its main mission, Schwab said, is twofold: To foster amicable rela

tions within the Chinese community in the Birmingham area; and to foster good relations bet

ween the local ethnic Chinese population and the Birmingham community.

It also wants Chinese children growing up in Birmingham to learn more

about their heritage. In addition to the children of the Chinese community, this year’s gues

ts included a number of Alabama families that have adopted children from Chinese orphanages.

I think it would be wonderful if Chaoyang were to hold a reciprocal annual gala so th

at more Chinese could experience the very best Alabama has to offer, complete with

pork barbecue, cornbread and friendly Southern hospitality. I’ll bring the pecan pie.

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