Thursday, August 31, 2017MONTHLY International Department of the CPC Central CommitteeBEIJING REVIEW  PDF
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A promising path
Key meeting ahead of the 19th CPC National Congress emphasizes adherence to socialism with Chinese characteristics More
Innovation triumphs
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Desert warriors
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Getting to know China through keywords
Basic line of the CPC
The basic line of the CPC in the primary stage of socialism is to lead the Chinese people of all ethnic groups in a concerted, self-reliant and pioneering effort to turn China into a modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced and harmonious by making economic development the central task while upholding the Four Cardinal Principles and the policy of reform and opening up. This line was established at the 13th National Congress of the CPC in 1987 and is widely known as the Party's "one central task and two basic points." More
Strategy of innovation-driven development
To implement the strategy of innovation-driven development, China will promote overall innovation, particularly scientific and technological innovation, remain demand-driven and industrialization-oriented, ensure that enterprises play the principal role in innovation, let the market play the decisive role in allocating resources, and take full advantage of the socialist system. It will enhance the contribution made by scientific and technological advancements to economic growth, create new engines of growth, and sustain sound economic development. More
Major Events in August
August 2: BRICS nations unite against protectionism
Trade ministers from BRICS countries agreed to work together to oppose protectionism and increase mutual investment on August 2 in Shanghai.
August 3: Construction of world's second largest hydropower station begins
Building work on Baihetan project, what will be the world's second largest hydropower station, started on August 3. With a total installed capacity of 16 million kilowatts, the project is expected to generate more than 60 billion kilowatt hours of electricity per year, equal to about two-thirds of Beijing's electricity consumption in 2015.
August 6: China, ASEAN agree to build higher level of strategic partnership
China and ASEAN nations on August 6 expressed satisfaction with the achievements made in their strategic partnership during the last 15 years and agreed to further enhance cooperation. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) made the pledge at a meeting in Manila.
August 8: China launches emergency response to Sichuan quake
The China Earthquake Administration has activated level-I emergency response procedures following a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on August 8 in Jiuzhaigou County in southwest China's Sichuan Province. Work teams have been sent to the stricken area to carry out emergency operations, the administration said in a statement.
August 10: China protests U.S. warship approaching reef of Nansha Islands
China on August 10 voiced strong protest against a U.S. Navy warship passing close to the Meiji Reef of the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea.
August 14: China, Pakistan vow to further deepen bilateral pragmatic cooperation
China and Pakistan on August 13 promised to deepen their pragmatic cooperation in various fields during a meeting between Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and visiting Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang.
August 22: China launches first internet court in e-commerce hub
China's first court specializing in handling Internet-related cases opened on August 18 in the e-commerce hub of Hangzhou to cater to the increasing number of online disputes. The Hangzhou Internet Court handles cases such as online trade disputes and copyright lawsuits.
August 29: China confirms India's withdrawal of troops, equipment from Dong Lang
China on August 28 confirmed via on-site checks that India has withdrawn personnel and equipment from Dong Lang (Doklam) after a military stand-off lasting more than two months.