There were 215 million single people in China at the

end of 2017, accounting for about 16 percent of the population, ac

cording to the National Bureau of Statistics. Marriage registrations have fallen every year

since 2014, while the divorce rate has risen for 16 consecutive years, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Dining, traveling and pursuing activities individually have also become increasingly popular with singles in China.

Tang Chuan, a researcher with Sinolink Securities, said that without family burdens, singles

seem to be less inclined to save money, and their willingness to spend offers great potential for boosting the economy.

Sinolink Securities conducted research on singles born from 1985 to 1995 and found that about 40 percent of those in first- an

d second-tier cities live from paycheck to paycheck, while in lower-tier cities, the proportion is as high as 76 percent.

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But the US would also like an agreement from Kim that

he will agree to dismantle the DPRK’s enrichment facilities and access for internat

ional experts to verify the dismantling of a rocket launch site and a nuclear testing site.

Of course, the process to make the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free could be a long drawn ou

t process given that the US and the DPRK are yet to fully agree on what “complete denuclearization” me

ns, which makes it difficult for them to agree on how to turn that vision into reality.

And while Washington has been seeking “complete, verifiable and irreversible” denuclearization before it lifts its san

ctions on the DPRK, Pyongyang has insisted on a process carried out “stage-by-stage” in a “simultaneous way”.

Despite all this, the peace process must never be allowed to stall o

r be reversed. Peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula is the common aspiration of all pe

ace-loving people, and conforms to the interests of all the parties concerned, including China, which has played an in

dispensable role in maintaining the momentum of engagement between Pyongyang and Washington.

Kim and Trump are on the right track toward realizi

ng the goal of a denuclearized peninsula. The end of the nearly 70-year hostility between the two cou

ntries, if realized with a peace deal, would in itself be no small feat, and it will def

initely pave the way for more concrete actions taken by the two sides to rid the peninsula of the threat of nuclear war.

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Beyond “Black Panther,” Marvel’s highlights included “Spider

  Man: Into the Spider-Verse” swinging off with best animated movie, as the Sony release topped a pair of Disney sequels, “Ralph

Breaks the Internet” and “Incredibles 2.” “Free Solo,” a hit documentary about daredevil climber Al

ex Honnold, topped the documentary feature category, which also included the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biography “RBG.” In th

eir enthusiasm, one of the filmmakers blurted out an expletive that was promptly bleeped.

  ”Bohemian Rhapsody’s” other wins came in both sound categories as

well editing. Notably, none of the “Rhapsody” winners thanked credited director, Bryan Si

nger, who was accused of sexual abuse in January, allegations that the filmmaker has denied.

  In one of the more expected victories, the team that transformed Christian Bale into former Vice Pr

esident Dick Cheney won in makeup/hairstyling for “Vice.” Visual effects, however, were something of a

surprise, going to “First Man,” the moon-landing drama about Neil Armstrong.

  Lacking a host, the producers relied on music and comedy bits to enlive

n the evening, including a duet from “A Star is Born” by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga — la

ter the winner for best song — which drew a standing ovation from the Hollywood crowd.

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Thailand’s political changes mirror those of Southeast Asiawhich

 is a region in transition. Since the beginning of the 21st century, thi

s region has come across political struggle between new capitalistic groups and old b

ureaucratic factions, as well as political turmoil as a result of the huge gap between the rich and poor.

Indonesia is also going to hold a presidential election in April. These upcoming electi

ons have sent a clear signal that Southeast Asian countries long for political stability and development.

The Thai election can give confidence to other countries in the region. After all, with very few exc

eptions, the junta can return power to the people through elections.

As for China-Thailand relations, historically, no matter which

government came to power after several coups, the direction of bilateral ties has never chang

ed. The cooperation between China and Thailand has become the common  aspiration  of the  two peoples and is in their mutual interest.

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hina’s online payment platforms achieve record ‘red envelo

Digital transferring platforms run by China’s leading internet companies weathered mounting pressure from online transactions during the Chinese New Year c

elebrations with peak transfers reaching as high as 44,000 deals per second, domestic media reported on Tuesday.

As of late Monday, “red envelopes” worth 3.5 billion yuan was transacted through social media payment systems, according to Chinese media reports.

Sending “red envelops” stuffed with money through online payment tools to relative

s, co-workers and friends has become a new defining item for billions of Chinese during the Spring Festival.

The record occurred three seconds past midnight – the New Year’s Eve leading up to the Year

of Pig, Nets Union Clearing Corporation (NUCC) said, according to a report by chinanews.com on Tuesday.

The NUCC was founded by 45 shareholders, including 38 payment institutions, to en

sure  effective regulation and transaction security. The People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, is the largest shareholder.

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me the world’s only host of both the Summer and Winter Olym

“Hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics is an important support to the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei r

egion,” Xi said, adding that Hebei Province must develop together with Beijing.

During his visit to the national winter sports training center, Xi stressed promoting sports

manship with Chinese characteristics, boosting coordinated development of mass sports, competitive sp

orts and the sports industry, and speeding up building China into a country strong on sports.

Vice Premier Han Zheng, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, acco

mpanied Xi on the inspection tour of the preparation work for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Ce

ntral Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visits a small restaurant

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Robert Aspell, president for Asia-Pacific of the US agricultural

nglomerate Cargill Inc, said the best way to solve trade issues is to talk to each other, communicating to find solutions.

“A large number of global companies have invested in China; it is a clear signal that Ch

ina is going to further open its markets, and many opportunities can be found in different sectors across the country,” he said.

Experts said the new progress, reached by collaborative efforts from both sides, can im

prove the outlook for both the US and Chinese economies and benefit the global economy and supply chain in 2019.

The Chinese and US economies are so inextricably intertwined that a blow to one would most li

kely make a dent in the other, too, said Bai Ming, deputy director at the International Market Institute of the

Beijing-based Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.

This interdependence would exact far-reaching damage on the optimal resource allocation of both countries if trade tensions esc

alated, said Chen Wenling, chief economist at the China Center for Economic Exchanges. “The US needs C

hinese goods as much as China needs equipment and agricultural products from the US,” she said.

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The collective goodwill of film and video game stocks “

n the red-hot atmosphere of the Spring Festival, the performance of film and video game companie

s in 2018 is all green. The performance forecast of A shares is more amazing than that of one. No o

ne expected that the biggest thunder so far came from a game company: Tian Shen Entertainment. On the evening of Ja

nuary 30, Tianshen Entertainment (002354, SZ), with a market value of only 4 billion yuan, announced that its per

formance in 2018 had changed its face. Its net profit is estimated to be between 7.3 billion yuan and 7.8 billion yua

n, and its preparation for impairment of goodwill alone will reach 4.9 billion yuan.

The mergers and acquisitions of video game companies are often light assets, and in the growth period, high goodwill has

become a common problem in the industry. According to the incomplete statistics of Choice data, Daily Economic N

ews reporter found that 16 A-share game listed companies, such as Tianshen Entertainment and Youjiu Game, had the

ir performance loss. More than 10 companies mentioned the impact of goodwill impairment, while 10 of them m

entioned the impact of goodwill impairment, and 7 of them mentioned the impact of goodwill impairment.

A securities dealer told reporters anonymously that after this round of ex

plosions, some companies are likely to become empty shells. At the close of Jan

uary 31, Tianshen Entertainment, Youjiu Game and Tianrun Number Entertainment all dropped to a halt.

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The team’s training team real Madrid team B, 0 to

  Beijing time tonight 19 points, the team’s training team at the invitation of real Madrid football club and real Madrid team B

for a friendly, ultimately the team’s training team to 4-0 defeat to real Madrid team B cassidy.

  At the invitation of real Madrid team’s training team at real Madrid for two days

of training and competition.Beijing time tonight 19 points, the team’s

second team training team play against real Madrid, this is also the zippers on Spain’s final warm-up ga

me, eventually the team’s training team to 4-0 defeat to real Madrid team B cassidy.

  The team‘s training team first grain of goal

  At this point the team’s training team in Spain’s warm-up match already all over, team coach has stay

ed back home in advance, then 4 days training team will arrange training and competition.As plan

ned, the players will go home New Year’s day on February 3rd, nearly four months of training for the time being.

  The team’s training record 11 warm-up game for 2-3-6, scoring 11 goals in total, and 20 goals.

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he national top 10 ranking GDP ranking released

  As local economic data released in succession 2018, pointed pyramid city in China economic aggregate ranking have been settled.

  For figure data figure, xinhua news agency

  On January 28, the chengdu city bureau of statistics, the national bureau of statistics s

urvey team relevant controller introduces, in chengdu, NBS survey office in sichuan province auth

orized by sichuan province bureau of statistics, in 2018, the chengdu regional GDP totaled 1.534277 trillion yuan, calc

ulated at comparable prices (the same below), an increase of 8.0% over the previous year.

  First comb recently the government work report to all major cities of finance and econ

omics and statistics data, sort out the national economic aggregate ranked top 10 cities, followed by Sh

anghai, Beijing, shenzhen, guangzhou, chengdu, wuhan, chongqing, tianjin, suzhou and hangzhou.

  Although the rankings in 2018 and 2017 ranking has not changed, but there are

some significant features: one is Beijing GDP reached 3 trillion;The second is one of the top five in the Asian cit

ies of shenzhen;Three is a leading Midwest urban growth;Fourth, tianjin and chongqing’s growth fell back.

  In 2018, the Beijing municipal regional GDP totaled 3.032 trillion yuan, an incre

ase of 6.6% over the previous year.Shanghai’s GDP in 2018 completed 3.267987 trillion yuan, an increase of 6.

6% over the previous year.Beijing nipping at Shanghai pace topped 3 trillion yuan, 3 trillion yuan city club.

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