SHANGHAI: China's commerce ministry said on Friday it will launch a digital currency pilot program in some cities. These cities include those in the northern Chinese region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, eastern region of Yangtze River Delta, "Greater Bay Area" around the Pearl River Delta, and some cities in Midwestern China, according to an online statement. Earlier this month, state-run media reported that China's major state-run commercial banks were conducting large-scale internal testing of a digital wallet application, moving a step closer to the official launch of a home-grown digital currency. (Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk and Winni Zhou; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman) … [Read more...] about China to launch digital currency pilot program in some cities – MOFCOM
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The Australian bushfires from September last year to early February are proof to many people that man-made or “anthropogenic” climate change is real and threatening. But for some Australians involved in the coal-mining industry, the fires seemed to mainly be a natural catastrophe: Australia has had bushfires, even serious ones, since time immemorial and so there is no reason to put the blame on the exploitation of fossil fuels. So, is anthropogenic climate change real? Or is it a matter of personal opinion? BIG HISTORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE Let us start with a simpler question: Has the climate really changed? The weather varies from day to day and season to season. These changes tend to reverse so that the environment never strays far from a stable, mean condition. This stable condition is what we refer to conceptually as the climate. Climate refers to both the physical and chemical state of the environment. It characterises not just the air but also the land, sea and … [Read more...] about Explainer: Man-made climate change, is it real or fake?
The Hanoitimes - To date, Hanoi has completed a similar process for 630 OCOP products achieving 3-star rating and above, exceeding the target of having at least 500 OCOP products. For the next five years, Hanoi targets to complete the evaluation and classification process for at least 2,000 products under the national’s One Commune, One Product (OCOP) program. Hanoi leaders visit display section of OCOP products. Photo: Trong Tung. Director of the municipal Department of Agricultural and Rural Development Chu Phu My announced the plan at a conference taking stock of the OCOP program in 2020 on December 25. To date, Hanoi has completed a similar process for 630 OCOP products achieving 3-star rating and above, exceeding the target of having at least 500 OCOP products. Along with the development of OCOP products, Hanoi has launched 13 OCOP showrooms in the city and organized four OCOP trade promotion events for products from northern mountainous, Red river … [Read more...] about Hanoi targets 2,000 new OCOP products in the next 5 years
The Hanoitimes - The One Commune One Product (OCOP) program, which has been implemented since 2019, has created a breakthrough in rural economic development in Hanoi. Permanent Deputy Chief of the Hanoi Office of New Rural Development Program Coordination Nguyen Van Chi talked to Hanoitimes about how to effectively implement the One Commune One Product (OCOP) program. OCOP products on display at a promotion fair. Photo: Hoai Nam Could you name some outstanding results from the implementation of the OCOP program in Hanoi? Implementing the prime minister's decision, the Hanoi People's Committee immediately issued a concrete plan to roll out the OCOP program for the 2019 - 2020 period. In 2019, Hanoi had 301 OCOP products, including six products submitted for being labeled with five stars. In 2020, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, localities have made great efforts to promote the program. So far this year, 147 products from five districts … [Read more...] about Hanoi to find solutions for effectively implementing OCOP program
The Hanoitimes - The OCOP program, with a view to honoring prominent craft villages’ goods and products, has been identified by Hanoi’s authorities as one of the solutions to boost domestic consumption. Hanoi is committed to creating favorable conditions for other provinces/cities to sell their products under the national’s One Commune One Product (OCOP) program in the capital city. Vice Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Nguyen Thi Tuyen made the statement at the trade promotion event for OCOP products from southern region on December 18. Vice Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Nguyen Thi Tuyen at the event. Photo: Pham Hung. The OCOP program, with a view to honoring prominent craft villages’ goods and products, has been identified by Hanoi’s authorities as one of the solutions to boost domestic consumption at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic is causing severe consequences on the local economy. To date, Hanoi has completed the evaluation and … [Read more...] about Hanoi committed to promoting distribution of OCOP products