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Italian side, respect each other’s major concerns, jointly build the Belt and Road, explore cooperation with third parties, boost
cultural exchanges and local-level cooperation, and strengthen popular support for bilateral relations, Xi said.
The Chinese president stressed that in recent years, China’s National People’s Con
gress and the Italian Senate have established a regular exchange mechanism.
China supports the two countries’ legislative bodies to carry out multi-level, wide-ranging and multi-c
hannel exchanges and cooperation, and share successful experience on major issues such as legislative supervision, state gov
erning, national economy and the people’s livelihood, on the basis of mutual respect and mutual learning, Xi said.
He said he hopes that the Italian Senate will continue to play an active facilitating role, and cr
eate better conditions for and inject greater momentum into the development of bilateral relations.
has made tremendous economic achievements, and they have enjoyed affluent material conditions since childho
od. So they set higher standards for life and ask for better quality and unique experiences,” Tang said.
“Compared with the older generation, they are more willing to pay for conveni
ence, entertainment, mental stimulation, companionship and education that will benefit their future careers.”
George Ren, a senior partner with global consultancy Roland Berger, said many companies have star
ted to respond to this demographic shift in recent years, as they have seen great potential in the singles’ economy.
“They have made products of smaller size, in smaller packages or with more divided functions. They have also deve
loped unique and personalized services to cater to the diversified demands from single people,” he said.
so single people think it is a waste of time compared with ordering takeout,” adding that on major food
delivery platform Meituan-Dianping, about 65 percent of the orders are made by singles ages 20 to 30.
Others choose to dine out. A recent report by global market research company Kantar Worldpanel found that 46 percent of interviewees said they had eaten
alone in the past 24 hours, up by 9 percent from 2017. Some 16 percent of respondents said they preferred to eat out alone.
Liu Chang, 24, a postgraduate at Renmin University of China in Beijing, said she likes to ex
perience celebrity restaurants recommended by food review platforms. She has visited them alone many times.
“Finding friends you like to dine with can be difficult sometimes. In view of this, I would rath
er eat alone, which can also be enjoyable and relaxing, as I can do whatever I like,” she said.
BEIJING — One more of China’s most wanted graft fugitives has returned to China and turned h
erself in 17 years after fleeing overseas, China’s top anti-graft authority announced Saturday.
Li Jianxiong, a former real estate transaction official at Nan
hai district of Foshan city in Guangdong province, is suspected of graft crime.
The procuratorate in Nanhai district started investigating his cas
e in July 2002, two months after he fled. Li was listed on an Interpol Red Notice in May 2003.
Through work by an office in charge of fugitives and asset recovery under the central anti-
corruption coordination group, he turned himself in Friday.
China’s workplace safety record has improved, with the number of accidents and fataliti
es both dropping in the first two months, data from the Ministry of Emergency Management showed.
The number of workplace safety accidents fell 6.1 percent yea
r-on-year during the January-February period, while related fatalities went down 16.8 per
cent, Sun Huashan, vice minister of emergency management, said at a press conference on Friday.