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the percentage of adult smokers to 20 percent by 2030, we have a lot of work to do,” he said.
The biggest obstacle to tobacco control in China is the powerful toba
cco industry, which is one of the biggest tax contributors to the government, he said.
Despite an increasing number of cities having local regulations on tobacco control,
national legislation is still lacking, due to causes including influence from the industry, he said.
“Only a few big cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen h
ave strict tobacco control regulations and law enforcement, but in most areas in China suc
h regulations are absent,” he said. “The prevalence of tobacco has caused serious health conseque
live and work, but also accelerate China’s social digital transformation as well as build key competence amid the uphill battle in the global industry,” Huang said.
“There are huge investment opportunities for 5G industries, including materials, chips,
main equipment suppliers, base stations, antenna, cloud computing, internet of vehicles and the internet of things,” Hu
ang said. “5G will bring historic opportunities for China’s economic and social development.”
A new 5G research institute has also been established in Yizhuang, Beijing on Wednesday.
According to a new report by Global System for Mobile Communications Associ
ation, China is set to become the largest 5G market in the globe, with 460 million 5G users by 2025.
This year, PetroChina’s Xinjiang Oilfield Company has been fully develop
ing the Jimsar shale oil field, which boasts 1 billion tons of shale oil reserves, Xinhua reported.
The company has mobilized 36 drilling rigs, started drilling on 47 wells and completed eight wells till now. The daily drille
d footage surpassed 2,000 meters and the total drilled footage reached 160,000 meters.
PetroChina has ramped up exploration efforts on Bohai Bay Basin, Songliao Basin, Ordo
s Basin and Junggar Basin in recent years and shale oil was listed as one of the four exploration goals. Dagang Oilfi
eld, Xinjiang Oilfield, Tuha Oilfield and Changqing Oilfield have been set as important demonstration zones.
Xinjiang Oilfield Company said it planned to mobilize 45 drilling rigs this year to finish drilling nearly 100 wells.
Three officials in Wuxi, East China’s Jiangsu province, have been gi
ven Party and administrative punishments on Thursday over an inappropriate question about
whether kindergarten children were involved in gangs, the local government said on its official Wechat account.
According to the government of Wuxi’s Xishan district, Feng Dongyan, director and Party chief
of the Xishan Education Bureau, has been given the punishment of warning within the Party.
Wang Zhaoyu, director of the educational bureau’s general office, has been given a serious warni
ng within the Party and removed from office. Lu Zhongxian, director of the bureau’s educational equi
pment and student aid management center, was also given a serious warning and dismissed.