tions for 222 domestically developed Class-1 new innovative drugs, while the figure
亚博体育yb龙凤品茶微信s for 2017 were 402 and 181. Class-1 new drugs refer to drugs that have never been mark
eted in China or overseas, and innovative drugs means drugs with independent intellectual property rights.亚博体育yb龙凤品茶微信
Among all the applications in 2018, 403 applications were for 198 drugs’ clinical trial approv
als, and 45 were for market approval for 24 drugs, while in 2017, 379 applications were for clinical trial appro
vals, involving 171 drugs, and 23 applications were for market approval, involving 10 drugs.
亚博体育yb龙凤In 2018, 323 applications were for 115 chemical drugs, and 123 were for 106 biologics, while
in 2017, 324 applications were for 112 chemical drugs and 76 applications were for 68 biologics.
亚博体育yb龙凤品茶微信Song Ruilin, executive president of the China Pharmaceutical Innovatio
n and Research Development Association, said Chinese pharmaceutical companies have ma
亚博体育yb龙凤de remarkable progress in innovative drug research and development in the past few years,
especially in the area of biologics, thanks to their focus on innovation and homegrown R&D.
“In terms of pharmaceutical innovation, where we are now is completely different from where we were 15 years ago,” he said.亚博体育yb龙凤
“Chinese companies used to focus on generics, but now they have been buil
ding up R&D capabilities and many invest generously in innovative drugs.”
亚博体育yb龙凤品茶微信From 1949 to 2008, less than five domestically developed drugs were approved by Chine
se authorities, while from 2008 to 2018, the number increased by about 10 times to about 40, according to Song.亚博体育yb龙凤
In 2018, nine Class-1 new drugs developed by domestic pharmaceutical companies wer
亚博体育yb龙凤品茶微信e approved in China, figures from the National Medical Products Administration showed.
Most of the nine new drugs are treatments for cancer or rare diseases, or anti-virus therapies tha
t are urgently needed in medical practice, according to the National Medical Products Administration.
China’s courier sector keeps steady expansion in the firs
亚博体育yb贵族宝贝女神会所t half of the year (H1), according to the State Post Bureau (SPB) Thursday.
The combined revenue of the sector in domestic marke
t hit 213.8 billion yuan ($31.08 billion), up 18.3 percent year on year, SPB data showed.亚博体育yb贵族宝贝
A total of 27.13 billion parcels were handled during the period, up 25.8 percent from
亚博体育yb贵族宝贝女神会所a year ago, and June alone saw 5.4 billion parcels delivered, according to the SPB.
Cross-border courier services rebounded fast thanks to the cou
ntry’s preferential policies, booming online retail sales and higher clearance efficiency.亚博体育yb贵族宝贝女神会所
The business revenue of the cross-border service increased 16.9 percent to 33.86 billion yua
亚博体育yb贵族宝贝n in H1 compared with a year ago, with 630 million parcels delivered during the period.
China plans to extend the courier network and improve computer systems, services and in
ternational connections by 2020, when the target annual revenue of the courier sector will hit 800 billion yuan.亚博体育yb贵族宝贝女神会所
Firms ramping up innovation efforts in new sectors like high-quality drugs and biologics
亚博体育yb贵族宝贝As China moves forward from being the world’s manufacturing powerhouse t
o an innovation-driven economy focusing on high-quality development, the innovation capa
bilities of Chinese pharmaceutical companies have been growing steadily, reflected by t亚博体育yb贵族宝贝女神会所
he rapid development of domestic biologics and innovative medicine sector, industry people said.
亚博体育yb贵族宝贝According to the Center for Drug Evaluation under China’s Natio
nal Medical Products Administration, it granted approvals for 91 drugs with prio
rity review status in the first half of this year, among which, 65 were domestic drugs while 26 were imported.亚博体育yb贵族宝贝女神会所
In fact, clinical trial and market approval application
s for high-quality biologics and innovative drugs have been increasing in China.
?most innovative country, followed by Sweden, the United States of America, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
亚博体育yb后花园女神会所The US, China and Germany had the most leading science and technology clusters, the re
port noted, while Shenzhen-Hong Kong and Beijing were among the global top five clusters.亚博体育yb后花园
Over the past 40 years, China has built “a first-class intellectual property system and infrastruc
亚博体育yb后花园女神会所ture with repeated messages from the leadership of the importance of intellect
ual property”, said the WIPO Director-General Francis Gurry in a previous China Daily report.
Huge gains made in schooling, jobs for people who have special needs亚博体育yb后花园
China has made huge improvements in safeguarding education and employment of disabled
citizens, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Thursday.
亚博体育yb后花园The white paper, which reviews the country’s achievements in welfare of the disabled since its founding 70 years ago, said it
has done its utmost to ensure that compulsory and continue education are available to students with disabilities.
The white paper said 666,000 such students studied in speci亚博体育yb后花园女神会所
al schools last year, an increase of 298,000 people, or 81 percent since 2013.
China had 19,475 such students in secondary vocational schools or classes nationwide last ye
亚博体育yb后花园ar, and 62,200 special needs students made it to mainstream colleges between 2012 and 2018, it said.
With mainstream schools being more inclusive, the number of disabled atten
dees there jumped from 191,000 in 2013 to 332,000 last year, an increase of 73.8 percent.亚博体育yb后花园女神会所
Zhang Haidi, chairwoman of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, said at a news
conference on Thursday that China has worked over the last few decades to make亚博体育yb后花园
sure disabled people have the same rights to education as their able-bodied counterparts.
Now special needs students can attend schools in multiple ways, including in mainstream scho亚博体育yb后花园女神会所
ols, special schools or at home with government-financed tutors or online courses, she said.
?to rehear the case, as it believed after a series of investigations, reviews of files and materials, as well a
?亚博体育yb419品茶微信s visits with people involved in the case, that the 2007 ruling was based on the wrongful application of laws.
The 1999 ruling will also be reviewed at the rehearing, the court added.
The case received national attention in April when a local newspaper reported several gangs, including one led by Sun, were?亚博体育yb419
smashed in a crackdown against organized crimes in Kunming. Sun was then detained for the gang activities.
The case triggered widespread public concern over possible corruption in the judicial and prison syst
?亚博体育yb419品茶微信ems after follow-up stories discovered Sun was the same man convicted of the multiple charges in 1
998 and that he had therefore mysteriously escaped death and been living as a free man.
Sun became shareholder of several enterprises and controlled many bars after leaving prison.?亚博体育yb419
As the controversies were spreading on Chinese social media, a central inspection group to fight gangrelated cri
?亚博体育yb419品茶微信mes arrived in Yunnan, and demanded a thorough investigation of how Sun appeared to have escaped justice.
In an early release of the inspection group in May, 11 people in Yunnan, including a former senior prison official and a local high cou?亚博体育yb419
rt judge, had been detained over their possible roles in helping Sun escape capital punishment.
By Friday, the number of officials involved in Sun’s case had increased to 20, according to the official release.
?亚博体育yb419品茶微信Sun’s case also sparked public speculation because of his various identiti
es and family connections, who were widely believed to have sheltered his legal activities.
However, specific information about Sun’s family released on Friday shows that statements previously spread online were u?亚博体育yb419
ntrue, especially the speculation that Sun’s biological father was a very influential person.
?亚博体育yb419品茶微信Chen Yue, Sun’s biological father, joined the Kunming Public Security Bureau in 1 973 aft
er leaving the army. He divorced Sun’s mother, Sun Heyu, in 1982, and left the police in 1985
meration of the Beibu Gulf when the Hepu-Zhanjiang line is put through, as the travel time will be kept within three hours.
亚博体育yb贵族宝贝The two lines are expected to start construction by the end of this year and be put into operati
on by 2025, according to China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group, the railway design and planning company.
亚博体育yb贵族宝贝品茶微信Southward, the city will be able to reach Haikou, capital of Hainan from its downtown in about two hours when a high-sp
eed rail line is ready, which will allow Zhanjiang to take the opportunities arising from Hainan’s role as a free trade zone.
The line is expected to start construction by the end of 2020, according to the company.亚博体育yb贵族宝贝品茶微信
The final rail line, which is designed to connect Zhangjiajie, a famous scenic city in Central China’s Hunan province, with Zh
亚博体育yb贵族宝贝anjiang, is still at the early stage of research and has no timetable for construction yet, he added.
Investment boomThe new high-speed railways, which have been an important consideration for some investors, can help Zhanjiang to lur亚博体育yb贵族宝贝
e more investment, Nie Bing, director of the city’s development and reform bureau, told reporters Wednesday.
亚博体育yb贵族宝贝品茶微信Zhanjiang has attracted a group of large companies, including BASF, Sinopec, CNOOC, Baosteel, Ch
ina Resources, OCT, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and China Merchants Group, over the past few
years, especially after the operation started on its first high-speed rail line in July last year, Nie said.亚博体育yb贵族宝贝
When Zhanjiang can more rapidly access the Pearl River Delta and the Beibu Gulf cities with the operation of new rail lines in the ne
亚博体育yb贵族宝贝品茶微信ar future, it will become a more important investment destination for investors from those areas, Nie noted.
“We have a favorable geographic location, abundant natural resources and excellent eco-environment. Big investors can a
ccelerate the transition and upgrade the industry of Zhanjiang and promote its fast development as a result,” said Nie.亚博体育yb贵族宝贝品茶微信
More importantly, convenient transportation can attract an increasing number of t
alent to Zhanjiang and that is a critical element for the city’s development, Nie said.
?says that there are only about 20 days a year when the cloud and moonlight conditions are ideal for shooting.
亚博体育yb后花园Other challenges include the expense-Xu says that he has spent more than 100,000 yuan on his hobby so far.
According to Tang, astronomy has grown in popularity in China in recent years thanks to the gro
wing achievements of China’s astronomers. One of the most recent achievements was taking part in sho亚博体育yb后花园品茶微信
oting the historic first image of a black hole in April. The project was a global effo
亚博体育yb后花园rt that involved more than 200 astronomers worldwide, including 16 from the Chinese mainland.
Growing income levels have also enabled enthusiasts to pursue the costly hobby, he adds.
Looking ahead, Xu hopes to be able to capture photos of even better quality. To do so, he n亚博体育yb后花园品茶微信
oted, would require him to shoot in an environment where there is less light pollution.
“Within the next five years, I plan to have a remote platform installed in a place with less light pollution. Unfortunately, there
亚博体育yb后花园will have to be a trade-off-I won’t be able to be as closely involved in the process because of its remoteness,” he says.
According to Xu, many astronomy enthusiasts set up their telescopes and cameras at f
acilities in Yunnan province and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, where there is minimal light pollution.亚博体育yb后花园品茶微信
These equipment will then be connected to the internet and looked after by caretakers, allowing them to take photos remot
ely via their computers. The annual fee of renting a space at this facility is around 20,000 yuan, Xu adds.
亚博体育yb后花园品茶微信To spread his love for astronomy, Xu is also looking to organize classes for young people. Tang suppo
rts this cause, noting that schools in countries overseas place a greater emphasis on natural science than those in
China. As a result, ordinary people here know less about astronomy than their peers abroad.亚博体育yb后花园
“Whenever you look up at the stars, you understand how sho
亚博体育yb后花园品茶微信rt our lives are and how insignificant we are. The more you learn about astron
omy, the more you will learn to cherish life and the opportunity to photograph the stars,” Xu says.
Executives at the private companies are aware that becoming the first to laun
亚博体育yb千花坊ch a carrier rocket into orbit would win not only plaudits but also lucrative contracts.
Two previous attempts at orbital launches by LandSpace and One-Space failed.
Yao Bowen, spokesman for i-Space, said Thursday’s launch indicated that his com亚博体育yb千花坊女神会所
pany was now ready to become involved in the commercial launch business.
亚博体育yb千花坊He said i-Space will carry out five SQX-1 launches for clients before the end of 20
20, adding the company’s second type of carrier rocket — the SQX-2 reusable liquid-pro
pellant rocket — is under development and scheduled to make its maiden launch in 2021.亚博体育yb千花坊
By the end of last year, 123 private enterprises on the Chinese mainland had registered in the spac
亚博体育yb千花坊女神会所e industry, with 14 of them focused on rocket development and production, according to a market report p
ublished recently by FutureAerospace, a space industry consultancy in Beijing.
The State Council decided on July 24 to further ease the fee burden of firms in a bid to energize market entities.
More efforts will be made to eliminate illegal fee charging to ensure the effectiveness of policies cutting taxes and fees, accor亚博体育yb千花坊
ding to a statement released after a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.
亚博体育yb千花坊女神会所The meeting decided to further strengthen the resp
onsibilities of government at all levels, especially local governments, and
has made it clear that it will conduct a comprehensive investigation into illegal fee charging.
It is strictly prohibited that government departments transfer the expenses they should bear to ent亚博体育yb千花坊女神会所
erprises, and industry associations and public institutions shall not use their administrative p
亚博体育yb千花坊ower to charge fees illegally, according to a statement released after the meeting.
All the fees on market entities, with no exceptions, must be m
ade public, transparent and subject to supervision, the statement said.亚博体育yb千花坊女神会所
Efforts in regulating fees on companies must be integrated with the reform
s to streamline administration, delegate powers, and improve regulation and services.
?across a wide range of fintech businesses, including banking, insurance, wealth management and payme
nt services,” said Simon Lance, managing director of Hays China, adding the industry risks losing valuable mom亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
entum given the shortage of skills and the overwhelming demand for experienced professionals.
亚博体育yb乌托邦”For those already in the fintech industry, China offers great potent
ial. And for those in banking and financial services – or with relevant technology skill
s – now is a good time to consider what your career could be in the fintech industry,” Lance said.亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
According to Hays, large-scale commercial banks are accelerating the establishment of fintech subsidiaries across
亚博体育yb乌托邦the country. It said the roles in demand in the banking sector include data security, data scientists, user experi
ence and user interface engineers, and full stack developers for mobile and web applications.
“Fintech offers career opportunities to people with experience in almost every area of ba亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
nking and financial services, as well as experts in artificial intelligence, biometrics, cloud and big data,” Lance said.
亚博体育yb乌托邦Global fintech funding rose to $111.8 billion in 2018, up 120 percent from $50.8 billion in 2017, fueled by mega mergers
and acquisitions and buyout deals, according to a report from global auditing and consulting firm KPMG.
“China is at the cutting edge of the fintech industry and will provide a robust and exciting career for many years to come,” Lanc亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
e said. “Fintech also provides opportunities for those in related technology fields.”
亚博体育yb乌托邦There is high demand from fintech startups for high-caliber talents with expertise in digita
l payment systems, digital asset management, blockchain and cryptocurrency, said the 2019 Hays Asia
Salary Guide. Hays expected qualified fintech candidates to command higher salaries in 2019.亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信
Fintech is already a fast-growing industry in China. Statistics from Beijing-ba
亚博体育yb乌托邦sed market consultancy Analysys showed the market scale of China’s fintech industry rea
ched 115 trillion yuan ($16.7 trillion) in 2018.This figure is expected to surpass 157 trillion yuan in 2020.
“Compared with the traditional financial sector, fintech talents should亚博体育yb乌托邦
亚博体育yb乌托邦品茶微信have not only solid financial professional background, but also flexible and inn
ovative thinking,” said Zheng Xia, assistant general manager of Ping An Securities.
The joint conference should hold meetings as needed, record the minutes, and del
亚博体育yb419品茶微信iver the printed minutes to related departments. Important items should
be reported to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council.亚博体育yb419
He Lifeng, head of NDRC, was appointed as the convener of the conference.
亚博体育yb419The Shanghai Financial Court has set up a team of judges to deal with po
ssible lawsuits related to the newly launched science-technology innovation board.亚博体育yb419
The team, comprised of high-performing judges experienced in financial and commercial trials, will provide timely and effective
judicial service to any business parties involved, the court said on Tuesday as it unveiled a 23-article policy to
亚博体育yb419品茶微信provide legal support to the new Nasdaq-style board, STAR, that opened at the Shanghai Stock Exchange on July 22.
Such a tribunal is an effort to fast track court procedures, whic
h include registering for a lawsuit, conducting case investigations and court hearings to enforc亚博体育yb419
ing compensations, and safeguarding the rights and interests of the parties involved. English services will be available when filing lawsuits both at the
亚博体育yb419品茶微信court and online, said the court, the country’s first devoted exclusively to financial cases.
The policy also included selecting experts and scholars from financial regulatory age
ncies, financial institutions and relevant research institutes to serve as assesso亚博体育yb419
rs – members of the public who assist judges and evaluate evidence – and participate in case reviewing and trials.
Considering the market influence of the cases related to the new board and the guiding role of the ruling of such cases, the cour亚博体育yb419
t will allow individuals and organizations with expertise in the professional area related to a case – and who de
monstrate no conflict of interest – to submit their publicly written opinions on the case.亚博体育yb419
“The goal is to better improve the quality, efficiency and credibility of judicial adjudicati
亚博体育yb419品茶微信on in such financial cases,” said Xiao Kai, president of the Shanghai Financial Court.
Demonstration cases – an approach the court has used to solve securities disputes
since January – will also be adopted in dealing with lawsuits related to the new boa亚博体育yb419品茶微信
rd involving listed companies suspected of making false statements and leading to
economic losses for a vast number of investors from various regions of the country, the court said.
ve enjoyed the fastest economic growth in China recent years, the report said, especially Guizhou province and Ch
亚博体育yb后花园亚博体育yb后花园ongqing in the upstream, and Jiangxi, Anhui, Hubei and Hunan provinces in the middle stream.
South China’s Guangdong province enjoyed year-on-year foreign trade growth of 1.3 perce亚博体育yb后花园
nt, thanks to the big increase of the import and export volume with the European Union and the Asso
亚博体育yb后花园亚博体育yb后花园ciation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the first half of the year, Guangdong customs said on Tuesday.
Guangdong’s foreign trade with the European Union witnessed year-on-year grow亚博体育yb后花园亚博体育yb后花园
th of 13.3 percent to hit 410.67 billion yuan (about $60 billion) in the first six months, representing 12.5 pe
rcent of the province’s total, according to statistics released by Guangdong customs on Tuesday.亚博体育yb后花园
The southern province’s import and export volume with ASEAN climbed to 439.95 billion yuan from January to June,
亚博体育yb后花园亚博体育yb后花园up 5 percent year-on-year and accounting for 13.4 percent of the province’s total.
The steady foreign trade growth with European Union and ASEAN has helped the province, China’s
biggest foreign trader, offset the foreign trade decline with the United States since the beginning of the year.亚博体育yb后花园
Guangdong’s foreign trade with the United States was 378.44 billion yuan in the first s
亚博体育yb后花园ix months, a year-on-year decrease of 3 percent and representing 11.5 percent of the total.
Guangdong’s imports and exports with the neighboring Hong Kong Special Administrat亚博体育yb后花园亚博体育yb后花园
ive Region came to 500.18 billion yuan between January and June, a slight reduction of 0.7 percent year-on-year.
Guangdong, the window of China’s reform and opening-up, recorded a foreign trade v亚博体育yb后花园
olume of 3.28 trillion yuan in the first six months, accounting for 22.4 percent of the country’s total.
The province, one of the country’s economic powerhouses, generated an exp亚博体育yb后花园亚博体育yb后花园
ort volume of 1.98 trillion yuan in the six months ending in June, up 3.9 percent year-on-year. But Guangdong’s imp
orts saw a year-on-year decline of 2.5 percent to come to 1.3 trillion yuan in the first half of the year.