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Just a few minutes ago, the Louvre received the most saddening news. The architect behind the pyramid of
Louvre Museum, the Chinese architecture we just mentioned a few days ago, Mr I.M. Pei, one of the greatest architectural mas
ters in the world, died on May 16. He was 102. You may have gone to heaven, but you and your works will be forever rem
embered by the world,” read the Louvre’s official Sina Weibo account this morning.
“Mr Pei’s outstanding architectural designs made greatly important contributions to t
he history of architecture. As a Chinese-American, Mr. Pei was devoted to promote mutual und
erstanding between China and the US, and to further cultural exchange between the East and the West.
“The embassy building of China’s embassy to the US is an exempla
ry work that merges the East and the West and that manifests the long-term friendship and co
mmon future between the two nations. We recall with sentiments the architectural legacy Mr Pei has left us, and
the influence he has had on the world,” read a statement from the embassy of the US to Chin
industries develop fast, and new sectors have been emerging, such as unmanned warehousing, facial recognition payments and new online-to-offline groceries.”
Meng also said that a new version of the nationally unified negative list for market access will be rolled out w
ithin the year. Illegal or implicit entry barriers and locally issued negative lists will be canceled, she said.
The Chinese authorities will also establish and refine mechanisms for adjusting the annually released
list when necessary, she said, adding that the list will better cope with the reforms to delegate power, streamline ad
ministration and optimize government services, and will better meet the needs of market entities for broader access.
Wang Yuanhong, deputy head of the Department of Economic Forecas
ting at the State Information Center, said the fast growth of high-tech industries and the
service sector reflects the ongoing upgrading of traditional industries and the optimization of C
because of multiple measures, including improved legislation, intensified law enforcement and more international coopera
tion, according to the Report on the Latest Development in IPR Protection and Business Environment in China.
Law enforcement authorities in China handled 215,000 cases involvin
g counterfeit products last year, including 77,000 cases involving patent infr
ingement, said Gan Lin, vice-minister of the State Administration for Market Regulation.
Courts across China concluded nearly 320,000 IPR cases of various type
s last year, an increase of 41.6 percent over the prev
ious year. More than 5,600 criminal suspects involved in IPR infringement were arrested last year, Jin said.
s in the first four months of this year stood at 8.35 million units, a decrease of 12.12 percent compared with last year. Th
e country produced 8.39 million units during the same time, down 10.98 percent year-on-year.
New cars at a parking lot in Qingdao, Shandong province, are ready to be delivered to clients, April 30, 2019.
In April, China’s total vehicle sales fell 14.61 percent year-on-yea
r to 1.98 million units, and the output dropped by 14.45 percent to 2.05 million units.
The sales of self-owned brands passenger vehicles totaled 584,700 units last month, a decline of 27.88 percent year-on-year.