ival, Tomb-sweeping Day, May Day and Dragon Boat Festival, all saw a marked increase in the number of domestic tourists.
During the three-day Tomb-sweeping Day holiday that ende
d on April 7, the number of domestic tourists reached 112 million, a 10.9 increase year-on-year.
Apart from sightseeing, more Chinese tourists now opt to exp
erience the cultural essence of their destinations by visiting local museums.
Over the past three years, visitors to Chinese museums have been growing by about 100 mi
llion each year, Liu Yuzhu, head of the National Cultural Heritage Administration, told reporters earlier this year.
During the week-long Spring Festival Holiday in 2019, more than 40 percent of the 415 milli
on domestic tourists visited museums, a report from the China Tourism Academy showed.
tment reached 75 million tons in 2017, 2.3 times that of 2012. Meanwhile, about 40 million tons of ind
ustrial hazardous waste was generated in 202 major cities across the country in 2017, according to the ministry.
China, however, still lacks a sound system for hazardous waste management. According to an enforcement
report of the Solid Waste Control Law released by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, the to
p legislature, in November 2017, the total amount of hazardous waste in the country remains unverified.
Over 40 percent of China’s capacity for processing hazardous waste oft
en remains idle. Every year, more than half of the hazardous waste generated across the cou
ntry was utilized or disposed of by its respective producers, and most of this activity was unsupervised, the report said.
Wang Yi, a member of the NPC Committee of Environment Pr
otection and Resources Conservation Committee, told China Daily in March that sup
ervisors lack a clear idea of how much hazardous waste is being produced annually nationwide.
convicted of incitement to commit public nuisance.
Judge Johnny Chan Jong-herng handed down the verdicts. The court will h
ear defendants’ petition in the afternoon. The date for sentencing has not yet been revealed.
According to the Crimes Ordinance and the Criminal Procedure Ordinance, each charge carries up to seven years’ imprisonment.
The illegal Occupy protests saw massive sit-ins on Tim Mei Avenue and Fenwick Pier Street – major thoroughfares linking Wan Cha
i and Central – between Sept 28 and Dec 11 of 2014. It put the city in a standstill for 79 days.
China will lower the tax rates on a range of goods brought or mailed b
y individuals into the country, including food, medicines, textiles and information technol
ogy products, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council announced Monday.
Starting Tuesday, the tax rate on inbound articles included on the No 1 taxable
item list, which includes books, computers, food, furniture and medicines, will be reduc
ed to 13 percent from the previous 15 percent, the commission said in an online statement.
Some medicines that are currently subject to a 3-percent import value-added tax r
ate, including anti-cancer drugs and medicines for rare diseases, will enjoy favorable tax rate.