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Only days after an earthquake struck, 12-year-old Hu Yibing got up 6 am excited about going back to
school in a makeshift classroom in Shuanghe town of Changning, Sichuan province.
“My school was damaged in the earthquake and we were told on Thursd
ay to attend a tent classroom that opened today,” said the boy, a sixth grader from Shuanghe Central Primary School.
With its epicenter in Shuanghe, the earthquake struck at 10:55 pm on Monday, killing 13 people and injuring 226. Estimated direct economic losses have
reached 8.89 billion yuan ($1.29 billion), according to the latest number from the Yibin city government.
Like Hu, many students have had classes suspended after the quake. By Thur
sday, over 11,000 students had resumed the classes, while more than 33,000 students in
the counties of Gongxian and Changning, the areas hit most severely by the quake, were still waiting.
he United States, may lead to weaker business confidence and slower
global trade growth, which is expected to weigh on investment and exports in 2020. But in the n
ear term, as China shows positive surprise in GDP growth in the first quarter, and the macroeconomic policies hav
e taken effects on stabilizing the growth, the GDP growth rate is likely to stay at 6.2 percent, the report said.
“In response to the growth moderation and less favorable external conditions, the government in
troduced a fiscal stimulus emphasizing tax incentives,” said Martin Raiser, World Bank Country director for China.
“While the central government has fiscal space to further increase spending, if necessary, the additional stimulus should be ap
propriately funded either directly at the central level or through additional fiscal transfers to the provinces. Highe
hina is drafting a list of foreign parties considered “unreliable enti
ties” that harm the interests of Chinese companies, said the Ministry of Commerce on Friday.
Detailed measures of the plan are to be disclosed at a later date.
The list will target companies, people and organizations that fail to abide by market rules, violate th
e spirit of contract, block Chinese companies for non-commercial reasons, and severely violate Chinese co
mpanies’ legitimate rights, said Gao Feng, the ministry’s spokesman, in a media briefing on Friday.
“Due to the increasing uncertainties in the global economy, including
the rising trade protectionism and unilateralism, the multilateral trading system is facing s
evere challenges and regular international commercial activities have been disrupted,” Gao said.