Chen Zhu (3rd L) asics gel lyte 3 australia , vice chairman of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, attends the 7th meeting of the bilateral exchange mechanism between China's NPC and Japan's House of Councillors in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 24, 2018. Chen led a Chinese delegation to attend the meeting. Senior legislators from China and Japan have agreed to push for further improvement of bilateral relations during their meetings which concluded on Wednesday. (XinhuaHua Yi) Chen Zhu (6th R, front), vice chairman of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee asics onitsuka tiger mexico 66 australia , poses for a group photo as he leads a Chinese delegation to attend the 10th meeting of the cooperation committee between China's NPC and the House of Representatives of the Japanese parliament in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 23, 2018. Senior legislators from China and Japan have agreed to push for further improvement of bilateral relations during their meetings which concluded on Wednesday. (XinhuaHua Yi)
TOKYO, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Senior legislators from China and Japan have agreed to push for further improvement of bilateral relations during their meetings which concluded on Wednesday.

Chen Zhu, vice chairman of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, led a Chinese delegation to attend the 10th meeting of the cooperation committee between China's NPC and the House of Representatives of the Japanese parliament asics onitsuka tiger tokuten australia , and the 7th meeting of the bilateral exchange mechanism between China's NPC and Japan's House of Councillors.

The two sides held frank and pragmatic discussions on bilateral relations, parliamentary exchanges, cultural exchanges, environmental protection, disaster prevention and mitigation, as well as regional and international issues of mutual concerns.

As this year marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship, the two sides agreed to take this opportunity to enhance communication in various areas to promote mutual understanding asics onitsuka tiger track trainer australia , enhance cooperation and push for continued improvement and development of bilateral relations.

Chen, who arrived here on Sunday, also met with Tadamori Oshima, speaker of the House of Representatives of the Japanese parliament, Chuichi Date, speaker of the House of Councillors, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga asics onitsuka tiger corsair vin australia , Secretary General of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party Toshihiro Nikai, and Natsuo Yamaguchi, head of the Komeito Party, as well as leaders of seven Japan-China friendship organizations.


BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Beijing will shut down 500 manufacturing companies this year, to further move its non-capital functions out of the city, Beijing's acting mayor said Wednesday in a government report.

More than 40 state-owned companies will be moved out of the city proper asics onitsuka tiger mexico delegation australia , Chen Jining said at the opening of the first session of the 15th Beijing Municipal People's Congress.

Beijing plans to cap its population at 23 million by 2020 to address "big city diseases," including traffic congestion and pollution.

To meet the target, Beijing has taken measures to move non-capital functions away from the city, such as relocating wholesale markets and closing polluting factories.


CONTINUED reforms in Shanghai’s financial system are high on the agenda as the city forges ahead with plans to become a global financial and commercial hub.

Those reform proposals include tariff reduction in the city’s pilot Free Trade Zone and tighter scrutiny over fraudulent Internet finance businesses.

The Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference met recently to refine its agenda for the way forward. Party Secretary Han Zheng and regulators like the Shanghai Municipal Financial Service Office responded to members’ questions, comments and proposals.

Member Wang Liang, deputy director of the conference’s economic committee, said he thinks other free trade zones in China asics onitsuka tiger mexico mid runner australia , like the one in Shenzhen, are stealing a march on Shanghai by being bolder in their market-oriented reforms. The result, he said, is more business activity for them.

In response to that concern, Han said the Shanghai zone should really be designated as a “national test area,” not a local free trade zone.

“This relates to the re-creation rather than the reallocation of government functions,” Han said in the panel discussion on Sunday about future plans for the Shanghai pilot Free Trade Zone.

“If people in office don’t have enough revolutionary spirit to relinquish powers asics shoes australia outlet , then the reforms won't achieve any success in the end," Han said.

Member Tu Haiming, also president of Shanghai Hodoor Real Estate Development Co, said the Shanghai zone should accelerate deregulation of the customs process, allowing multinational companies to deliver goods to customers within 24 hours instead of current two to three days.

Committee member Fang Huaijin, vice president of the Shanghai International Port Group, suggested that Shanghai should implement a zero tariff policy for companies doing business in the zone and create preferential policies for industrial asics shoes australia , manufacturing and shipping companies instead of applying various tax policies on different categories of companies.

Beyond the zone, committee members also expressed concerns about the monitoring of fraudulent online peer-to-peer lenders and the potential risks posed to the development of legitimate financial technology companies if hard-and-fast rules are implemented.

Last January, Shanghai halted registration of new Internet finance companies that used marketing terms like “investment, assets, capital, shares, finance management and lease financing.” Shanghai Daily earlier reported after seeing the document.

The registration squeeze was followed by a national raid of .