rty cooperation and political consultation. It is a major channel for socialist consultative democracy and a specialist consultative body.
As of 5 pm on March 7, political advisors had submitted 5,113 proposals since the session started on Marc
h 3, ranging from the “three critical battles” against major risks, poverty, and pollution, to developing socialist democracy.
A resolution on a work report of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, a report on the exa
mination of proposals, and a political resolution on the annual session were approved at the closing meeting.
China will inevitably face an array of interwoven opportunities and challenges in 2019, the political resolution reads.
It calls on political advisors to follow the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chin
ese Characteristics for a New Era, and work to maintain stable growth, advance reform, make stru
ctural adjustments, improve living standards, guard against risks, and ensure stability.
dual responsibility of offering suggestions and building consensus, and shoulder its political responsibilities of impleme
nting the CPC Central Committee’s decisions and plans, of meeting its requirements for CPPCC wo、
rk, and of pooling the wisdom and strength of all Chinese people, at home and overseas, for national rejuvenation, it says.
ang Yang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and cha
irman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), presides over the closing meet
ing of the second session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 13, 2019.
Basketball legend Yao Ming has always voiced his support for physical education during the two sessions.
This year is no exception. Utilizing his position as a member of the Chinese People’s Polit
ical Consultative Conference’s National Committee, Yao called for more cross-departmental coope
ration and better coaching to further expand a school basketball program launched last year.
The program is meant not just to deepen the sport’s talent p
ool but, more importantly, to teach students life lessons that classroom study cannot.
itious, and knowledgeable, with many holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree, he said.
The young people enlisted in recent years are, in general, well-rounded, he
said. In 2018, university graduates accounted for 60 percent of the intake, he added.
They are also more skilled and qualified with more qualifications, including academic degr
ees, vocational skills certificates and other awards for participating in various competitions, he said.
In addition, he said, their willingness to serve the countr
y is growing increasingly intense and the generation born after 2000 are a major force.
“They are cheerful, aspirational and energetic. Talking with them you will feel that they have an
urgent desire to thrive in the military and contribute to making our country and military stronger,” he said.
Numerous aviation authorities and countries moved to ground Boeing 737 MAX planes on Tuesday, following Sunday’s fatal plane crash in Ethiopia.
Turkey and Holland were the latest to join other countries in introducing temporary suspen
sions for the aircraft, after Germany, Iceland, France and the UK took similar measures in quick succession.
Earlier on Tuesday, aviation authorities in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and Oman suspended Boeing 737 MAX services after Sunday’s MAX 8 flight fr
om Addis Ababa to Nairobi reported technical problems a
nd asked for permission to turn back, before crashing into a field six minutes after ta
keoff, killing all 157 people on board. Investigations are taking place into the cause of the crash.
This is the second time in less than six months that this model has crashed soon after taking
off. A new Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight went down over the Java Sea off Indonesia last October, killing 189 people.
The UK, Oman, Singapore, Australia, Ireland, France and Norwegian Airlines have suspended the whole Boeing 737 MAX range.
rlines TUI Airways, GOL Linhas Aereas, Aeromexico, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Cayman Airways, Comair Airways, Eastar Jet, Jet Airways, Mon
golian Airlines, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Lion Air and Silkair have suspended the MAX 8 model.
Turkey and Poland have suspended the 737 MAX 8 and 9.
These airlines are still flying 737 MAX planes: American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Fiji Airways, Icelandair, Flydubai, Spicejet and WestJet.
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Those decisions on Tuesday followed the lead of China’s aviation administration, who on Monday ordered that all
domestic Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets be out of the air by 6 p.m. local time, due to its principle of “zero tolerance for safety hazards.”
China has one of the world’s largest fleets of Boeing 737 MAX 8, operating 97 of the planes, according to Chinese state-run media.
The fallout has appeared to affect Boeing’s bottom line. The aircraft maker’s stock dropped 8% Monday, with investors voicing concerns about the 737 and B
oeing’s future in China, predicted to soon become the world’s first trillion-dollar market for jets.
factor in Chinese outbound investments in 2018. “If you are a company where real estate and property development is your ma
in line of business I think you will have a better chance of getting your foreign investment approved,” he said.
Despite the decline in Chinese investment, the US commercial real estate markets weathered the loss of capi
tal well. Because New York and San Francisco receive two-thirds of every Chinese investment dollar according to the
report, the effect of the falloff was limited, according to Barry Hersh, a real estate professor at New York University.
Overall, China fell to third in total foreign investment in American real estate behind Cana
da and Singapore, according to the report. Bitner said other sources of capital stepped in to fill the void. “Capital fro
m Canada, Singapore, Japan and South Korea is coming into the US market,” he said.