Aug 24, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Looking ahead (China Daily)
Events and stories coming up in the next few days
Briefing on war memorials
The State Council is scheduled to hold a media briefing today at the State Council Information Office. Dou Yupei, vice-minister of civil affairs, will introduce the latest developments involving the construction of national-level memorials and historical sites to mark the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-45). The briefing is open to reporters from home and abroad.
Minsk agreement meeting to stem crisis
French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko are set to meet in Berlin today to discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreement, Xinhua News Agency reported. The meeting is a diplomatic move to halt a new wave of violence in eastern Ukraine.
Top legislators to discuss latest amendments
The 16th plenary session of the 12th Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislature, is scheduled to be held in Beijing from today until Saturday. Legislators will discuss drafts involving amendments to the criminal law and air pollution control and prevention law.
Signing of Straits taxation pact
A meeting between the Chinese mainland’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits and Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation is set to be held in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province, from today until Wednesday. A new taxation pact, which involves the avoiding of dual taxation, between Taiwan and the mainland will be signed at the meeting, Xinhua News Agency reported.
WWII intel operative’s major contributions
WWII intelligence agent Yan Baohang gained fame for passing Moscow crucial information about Germany’s planned attack on the Soviet Union, a week before the attack on June 22, 1941. Yan also provided the Soviets with detailed intelligence on the Japanese army in the summer of 1945, leading up to Japan’s surrender on Aug 15, 1945. China Daily will interview Yan’s children and researchers into his life, with in-depth stories in the days ahead.
(China Daily 08/24/2015 page2)